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    In what ways might pretrial news coverage be damaging to the objective outcome of a criminal trial?
    Given the emphasis that society places on freedom of the press and freedom of speech, do you believe that judges should be allowed to issue gag rules restricting the ability of trial participants to discuss a case outside of court?
    Do you think video cameras should be permitted in criminal courtrooms? Why or why not?

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    In what ways might pretrial news coverage be damaging to the objective outcome of a criminal trial?

    Pretrial news coverage can be damaging to a criminal trial, particularly when it is a rape trial, and the victims' previous lifestyle is being displayed to potential jurors in a negative light that could cause prejudice against the victim. The same can occur when potential jurors are able to cultivate a view of the defendant ...

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    The pretrial news coverage for damaging to the objective outcome of a criminal trial. The emphasis that society places on freedom of the press and freedom of speech is given. The video cameras which should be permitted in criminal courtrooms are given.

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