Thursday, October 21, 2010

Short documentary on Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada

In 1991, in Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada, the U.S. Supreme Court found that the trial publicity rule of the state of Nevada, which was based on an ABA Model Rule, was unconstitutional. In response to this case, the ABA amended its Model Rule on trial publicity, and several states followed the suggestions of the ABA, also amending their rules. As part of its “Voices of American Law” series, Duke University has produced a 12 minute documentary on this case. The video, as well as links to many relevant documents is available here.

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