A federal appeals panel has clarified the law on attorney-client communications during the defendant’s ongoing testimony at trial.

Addressing a case of first impression in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals related to witness coaching, the panel held that a “restriction on communication during a long recess can violate the Sixth Amendment even if the restriction bars discussion only of the defendant’s testimony.”

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