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Downs v. Lape

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Preservation Contemporaneous Objection Rule Downs v. Lape 09-4723-pr Judges Wesley, Chin and Lohier Background: The petitioner brought a writ of habeas corpus alleging that his Sixth Amendment right to a public trial had been violated when the state trial judge failed to make a specific finding that would justify the exclusion of petitioner’s ...