This Comment will examine the Williams case and the development of the right not to wear prison garb at trial. It will analyze the Court's rejection of the traditional framework for examining the waiver of fourteenth amendment due process trial rights. This analysis will provide the foundation for a critical evaluation of the decision and its effect upon the defendant's right to a fair trial. Finally, the Comment will compare Williams with similar decisions regarding prejudicial information which may interfere with the decision-making process.
Steven D. Krieg,
Estelle v. Williams and the Waiver of Due Process Trial Protections,
San Diego L. Rev.
Available at: https://digital.sandiego.edu/sdlr/vol14/iss5/13