Behold Idaho’s ‘Zone of Death’ Where No Gun Control Law Is Enforceable
By Jennifer Sensiba
A few years ago, Michigan State University law professor Brian C. Kalt was writing a paper on the intricacies of the Sixth Amendment, when he realized that there might be places in the United States where it’s difficult or impossible to select a suitable jury. Why? Because the Constitution is very clear and very picky about juries:
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed…
So, if the government wants to convict you of a crime (and you don’t waive your right to a jury trial), they have to pick a panel from the people that live in both the state and federal court district where the crime happened.
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