Review the following cases:
- Connick v. Thompson: 563 U.S. _____, 131 S.Ct. 1350, 179 L.Ed.2d 417 (2011)
- Hardy v. Cross: 565 U.S. _____, 132 S. Ct. 1626; 182 L. Ed. 2d 224 (2011)
- United States v. Ruiz: 536 U.S. 622; 122 S. Ct. 2450; 153 L. Ed. 2d 586 (2002)
In each case, the appellant raises a number of legal issues.
Pay particularly close attention to the issues raised by the appellant concerning the conduct of these trial participants. For each case, complete the following:
- Identify the issue raised concerning the trial attorneys.
- Was the concern about the defense attorney’s behavior or the prosecutor?
- What concern is the appellant raising?
- How did the appellant state that the actions of the attorney affected the appellant’s ability to receive a fair trial?
- What did the Supreme Court state about the attorneys’ behavior?
- How did the Supreme Court decide?