Supreme Court’s decision in Sheppard v. Maxwell (1966) : What particular errors were made by law enforcement and judicial officials in this case?

Read the Supreme Court’s decision in Sheppard v. Maxwell (1966), which can be found online via an Internet search.

Write a 700-word response to the following questions:

  • What particular errors were made by law enforcement and judicial officials in this case?
  • How did this case make its way to the Supreme Court?
  • On what basis did the Supreme Court throw out Sheppard’s conviction?
  • How did this case affect police practices today with regard to crime scene investigation and preservation of evidence?
  • What steps should trial judges take to protect the defendant’s right to a fair trial when in a sensational case characterized by extensive media coverage