This note examines the Supreme Court's decision which precludes the use of a screen to obstruct a witness' view of the defendant during a criminal trial. Although the Court attached great importance to the psychological impact of facing the accused, this note concludes the Coy decision will not serve to prohibit obstructing a witness' view of the defendant when such measures are found necessary to protect the witness.
College of Law
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Glick, Janet D.
"Coy v. Iowa: The Effect of a Face-to-Face Confrontation Requirement on Statutes Shielding Child Witnesses,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 10:
1, Article 2.
Janet D. Glick, Note, Coy v. Iowa: The Effect of a Face-to-Face Confrontation Requirement on Statutes Shielding Child Witnesses, 10 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 109 (1989).