NACDL - Informal Opinion: Weaver v. Massachusetts: A Violation of the Public-Trial Right Does Not Necessaril

Informal Opinion: Weaver v. Massachusetts: A Violation of the Public-Trial Right Does Not Necessaril

In denying the ineffective assistance of counsel claim in Weaver v. Massachusetts, the U.S. Supreme Court made it harder for defendants to gain relief from convictions that resulted from structurally flawed trials.