SCOTUS Rules Against Shackled Defendants

The Supreme Court, brushing aside warnings by two justices that it was jeopardizing courthouse safety, ruled Monday it is unconstitutional to force capital murder defendants to appear before juries in chains and shackles.

Why not just have them sitting in a goddamned electric chair?

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2 thoughts on “SCOTUS Rules Against Shackled Defendants

  1. no milk

    i think that if there is a known danger, then precautions should be taken to increase security. however, i’m not sure that you have to put the defendant in shackles. aren’t guards enough?

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