The Sam Sheppard Case: The Public's Right to Know vs. The Right of the Defendant to a Fair Trial Unprejudiced by Excessive Publicity
fair trial, publicity
Reporter Doris O'Donnell and lawyer J. Michael Murray discuss the aggressive coverage by the media in the investigation and trial of Sheppard, prompted by a heated debate over the public’s right to know versus the right of a defendant to a fair trail unprejudiced by excessive publicity.
The City Club of Cleveland, "The Sam Sheppard Case: The Public's Right to Know vs. The Right of the Defendant to a Fair Trial Unprejudiced by Excessive Publicity" (1991). Sensational News Treatment of the Sam Sheppard Case. 6.