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  • The Judicial System and the Press in the Americas
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    The Judicial System and the Press in the Americas

    Panelists discussed the relationship between judges and the media. Some topics included journalists disobeying court orders by publishing interviews with past jurors on controversial cases,…

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  • The Courts the Media and the Public
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    The Courts, the Media and the Public

    Judge Merritt spoke about public perceptions of the federal judiciary, the relationship between the media and the courts, and whether judges and attorneys need to address these issues more…

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  • Cameras in the Courtroom
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    Cameras in the Courtroom

    Judge Merritt, who chairs the U.S. Judicial Conference, talked about televising federal appellate court proceedings, especially the issues involved and why the committee decided to allow federal…

    28 views
  • Courts and the News Media
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    Courts and the News Media

    Federal and state judges discussed the roles of the courts and the media in keeping the public informed on judicial issues. They took questions from the audience.

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  • Cameras in the Courtroom
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    Cameras in the Courtroom

    Judge Merritt, chairman of the U.S. Judicial Conference Executive Committee, talked about a recent proposal to experiment again with cameras in federal courts. Last year the conference…

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  • Habeas Corpus Revision
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    Habeas Corpus Revision

    Committee members heard from retired Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, law professors, appeals court judges, and attorneys from around the country concerning pending legislation to revise…

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