Jonathan Oberman, a professor who trains public defenders at Cardozo Law School, also scoffs at Vance’s reasoning. “There are conflicting stories from a witness?” he says. “Okay — then just apply the same standard to poor and low-income people and let them derive the same benefit.”
Professor Deborah Pearlstein is presenting a paper on March 16, 2018 at the inaugural National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars at the University of Arizona Law School. Her paper is titled Constitutional Law Limits on the Use of Military Force: How Much Does Compliance Tell Us About the Effectiveness of Legal Constraint?