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Challenges Against Jurors In Courts-Martial, Karl R. Rábago Jan 1982

Challenges Against Jurors In Courts-Martial, Karl R. Rábago

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This Note will summarize the provisions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Manual for Courts-Martial as well as the decisions of the military appellate courts in order to assist counsel in preparing for the conduct of voir dire and the challenge procedure. The Note will also discuss pre-trial preparation for the voir dire. The goals are to help the military attorney make better use of his client's right to challenge members of the court; and to give the civilian attorney a better understanding of the challenge process in courts-martial so that he will be more inclined ...


Abscam, The Judiciary, And The Ethics Of Entrapment, Bennett L. Gershman Jan 1982

Abscam, The Judiciary, And The Ethics Of Entrapment, Bennett L. Gershman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Part I of this Article surveys the development of the competing threads of entrapment theory. Part II shows how these theories were applied in the Abscam prosecutions. Part III turns to the predisposition test and demonstrates its analytical flaws and its ineffectiveness in restraining he improper use of inducements in undercover investigations. Part IV offers specific suggestions for a federal entrapment statute to remedy these defects. The statute allows an entrapment defense where the undercover techniques used fall outside a narrowly defined range of permissible conduct. If the government's conduct is permissible, the statute nevertheless requires the decision-maker to ...


Entrapment, Shocked Consciences, And The Staged Arrest, Bennett L. Gershman Jan 1982

Entrapment, Shocked Consciences, And The Staged Arrest, Bennett L. Gershman

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This Article discusses the relatively spare and unsettled case law relating to the staged arrest, reflected primarily in United States v. Archer and Nigrone v. Murtagh. Part III of this Article examines the defense of entrapment, one of the most confusing and controversial legal doctrines, and its application to the staged arrest. Because the staged arrest ineluctably raises questions of offensive government conduct that neither constitutes unlawful entrapment nor invades any independent rights of citizens, part IV considers the analysis of courts that have invoked the due process clause to limit government investigations. In view of the failure of these ...