From FB: 37 defendants processed in one trial at the same time, is this legal?

MaryGSykes.com

Leaked photo shows mass trial with 37 accused unauthorized immigrants — shackled hand and foot — being processed all at once

pecos texas mass trialFederal Courthouse, Pecos, Tex. Courtesy of Debbie Nathan
  • A leaked photo from a Texas courthouse shows 37 people accused of illegally entering the US being processed all at once.
  • In these kinds of trials, defendants are often expected to answer questions in unison to save time.
  • It’s illegal to take photos in federal court, but somebody broke the rules to get the image out.
  • The image has been circulating online in the legal community and was published recently by The Intercept.
  • Though they might be unfamiliar to many, trials like this have been going on in border courts for more than a decade.
  • The Trump’s administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy is making such scenes more common.

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