The Bruton Rule: A Primer

Although recent confrontation clause litigation has focused on the new Crawford rule, the Bruton rule continues to create issues in joint trials of codefendants. In this post I’ll give you a primer on Bruton. In a follow-up post I’ll discuss Crawford’s implications on the Bruton rule. The Rule. Bruton v. United States, 391 U.S. 123 … Read more