Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Benjamin Syroka has posted Pre-Trial Proceedings in the Post-Pandemic World: Amending Federal Criminal Rule 53 for Virtual Criminal Hearings (Federal Bar Association Litigation Section Newsletter (SideBAR), Fall 2023; Federal Bar Association Younger Lawyers Division Newsletter (Perspectives), Summer 2023) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This article advocates for an amendment to Federal Criminal Rule 53, which currently prohibits all "broadcasting" of criminal hearings. By slightly amending Rule 53, we can improve access to justice for defendants and pave the way for more efficient criminal dockets. Forget about “waiting for the host to start the meeting”—we’re about to login to a new digital era of federal criminal procedure.