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Crippling the Defense of an Accused: The Constitutionality of the Criminal Defendant's Right to Testify


Harry M. Caldwell


Pepperdine University - School of Law

Carlo Spiga


Independent

2006

Wyoming Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 87, 2006
Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper

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To fully appreciate the problematic nature of the judge's various rulings and admonitions and whether they constituted a restriction on Alfred Gutierrez's "right" to fully testify we must turn back to the quagmire of rulings and admonitions that preceded Gutierrez's testimony. Once so situated, we can turn to the historical basis of the right to testify and ascertain if the policies and rationales inherent in that right were served in this instance.

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Keywords: right to testify, testimony, constitutionality, defendant

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Date posted: March 9, 2013  

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Caldwell, Harry M. and Spiga, Carlo, Crippling the Defense of an Accused: The Constitutionality of the Criminal Defendant's Right to Testify (2006). Wyoming Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 87, 2006; Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2225325

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Harry M. Caldwell (Contact Author)
Pepperdine University - School of Law ( email )
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States
Carlo A. Spiga
Independent ( email )
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