1) Our criminal justice system is built on the principle of equally matched adversaries pitted against each other. Some argue that having two sides present opposing viewpoints and perspectives on the same evidence is the best chance to get at the truth. Do you agree? Is there a better way to get at the truth? Explain your answer.
2) In some places, technology has reached the point where a trial could be conducted by a teleconference. The defendant could be left at the local jail and could watch the entire trial on a monitor. The state would not be forced to transport him back and forth every day and would save considerable money in transport and security costs.
Is this a good idea? Is this idea constitutional? Why or why not?