Vanderbilt Law Review


Helen S. Thomas

First Page



This article seeks briefly to demonstrate the ways in which this basic commitment of Justice Douglas bear on particular constitutional issues, particularly with regard to criminal cases. The article treats these issues under five general headings: detention; the right to counsel; bail; the right to trial by jury; and trial procedures. Some overlapping between sections cannot be avoided; but it is hoped that this organization will bring the problems more sharply into focus.