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Proposition 6: The Most Implosive

Publication Date: 
October 29, 2008
Source: 
LA Weekly
Author: 
Max Taves

Professor Miguel A. Mendez and Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of Stanford's Criminal Justice Center Kara Dansky are quoted in a LA Weekly article about Proposition 6 that argues the measure, if passed, has the potential to undercut the right to a fair trial:"

“There’s going to be less cross-examination,” Professor Miguel Mendez of Stanford Law School tells the Weekly. “The less cross-examination that takes place, the greater the likelihood that those convictions are going to be unreliable.”

Kara Dansky, executive director of Stanford's Criminal Justice Center, says, "This new provision of the code contains no provisions to ensure that statements that would come in would be reliable."