JRN301-Final SG

JRN301-Final SG - Kim Glennon JRN 301 Final Exam Study...

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Kim Glennon JRN 301 Final Exam Study Guide 12/14/11 Free Press and Fair Trial -Prejudicial Publicity: how can you get a fair trial w/ so much publicity and assumed guilt? -Impact on jurors: can cause a jury to be biased, form an opinion based off things that are not presented in trial. No firm evidence of this, though. -Ways to diminish impact of prejudicial information (change of venue, etc): move to another district, sequester the jury, reign in jury, continuance (slow down trial), ban cameras, jury from other area. Also, can do extensive/intensive voir dire (questioning of jury). -Gag orders on press and trial participants : can gag order jury, witnesses attorneys (not allow them to talk), but CANNOT gag press. -Press access to courtroom: can be restricted if judge thinks it is interrupting court proceedings. -Cameras in the Courtroom -Arguments pro and con: PRO: stops mischief from happening, increases public’s understand of court system, allows for better watchdog of government, increased transparency. CON: if minor or very sensitive case, people would not come forward as much if thought they would be on TV/publicly known, encourages media to harp on person/part of trial—gives a face to the case, inhibiting factor—afraid to say what really think, causes people to play towards camera/public. -Typical rules for use of cameras in the courtroom: for long time were not allowed. Now, states can determine rules for state courts and pose restrictions, but it is always at the discretion of the judge. -Supreme Court’s position on cameras: SCOTUS does not allow, but does do voice recording of oral arguments. Don’t want because it would set precedent for cameras in all courts and would take away justices’ anonymity. Protection of News Sources -First Amendment v. Sixth Amendment Conflict: tension of press and justice system— rights of the accused. -The two often bump into each other because as the press tries to do its job, a person’s 6 th amendment guarantees (fair trial) may be interfered with. -We allow the press to say anything, but is that right? We have a presumption of innocence, but after hearing allegations (through press), most assume guilt. -3 Sources of Clashing: Reporter Privilege, Cameras in Courtroom, &
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course JRN 301 taught by Professor Howardkleiman during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.

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