Tuesday, September 18, 2007

How Far Can You Take Compulsory Process?

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that an accused has the right to compulsory process for obtaining witnesses who will present evidence favorable to the accused.  But does this mean that you can subpoena anyone you want? Are there limits?  This may be the test arising in the recent flurry of subpoenas issued to 13 lawmakers.  (See Yahoo.com here)  According to Yahoo.Com, these lawmakers are subpoenaed to testify in a case "of a defense contractor charged with [allegedly] bribing jailed former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham."



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