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Court of Appeals – Sixth Amendment right: People v. Harris

New York State Court of Appeals Sixth Amendment right Summations People v. Harris No. 83 Memorandum Background: At the conclusion of a bench trial on a class B misdemeanor offense, the trial court announced it would exercise its prerogative not to hear closing arguments. In doing so, the court rescinded a prior ruling that it would allow for summations. Ruling: The Court ...

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