Impact of New Media on the Courts

Panelists talked about the effects of social media on court cases. They talked through a hypothetical case and moved through a series… read more

Panelists talked about the effects of social media on court cases. They talked through a hypothetical case and moved through a series of motions considering the different perspectives of the prosecutor, defense, journalist, judge, juror and public information officer. Some of these motions included demanding potential jurors provide their Facebook pages during the jury selection process, closing the entire voir dire process to the press, and cameras in the courtroom. Afterward, First Amendment Attorney Floyd Abrams talked about some of the previous panel’s concepts, the changing face of who is a journalist and the role of the blogger, and recent high profile trials and cameras in the court. He said that bloggers will be the next generation of First Amendment defenders. close

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  • Floyd Abrams Attorney Cahill, Gordon, and Reindel->Constitutional Law
  • Genelle Belmas Associate Professor California State University, Fullerton->Communications
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Impact of New Media on the Courts

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300990-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 11, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 23, 2011

Airing Details

  • Aug 11, 2011 | 8:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2011 | 3:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 12, 2011 | 11:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 12, 2011 | 12:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 15, 2011 | 2:39am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 23, 2011 | 1:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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