United States v. Mallory (4th Cir. July 2022)
Evidence, Fourth Circuit, Recent Circuit Cases, Sixth Amendment|
The Fourth Circuit affirmed a defendant’s conviction for conspiring to transmit classified national defense information. As a matter of first impression, the Court held that the district court’s invocation of the silent witness rule, which prevented certain admitted evidence, including both classified and publicly available information, from being presented in open court, did not violate the defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to a public trial under these circumstances.