Journalists, law professionals debate intersection of 1st, 6th Amendments

March 10, 2017 06:16 PM

ALBANY - Have you ever wondered how the First and Sixth Amendments guaranteed under the Constitution intersect every day, as journalists report on trials where defendants are guaranteed the right to a fair trial?

The interplay between the two sides was debated during a hypothetical, highly visible case.

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A panel of judges, prosecutors, print and broadcast news reporters, as well as defense and media counsel hashed out the case.

It was hosted by the New York State Bar Association.

NewsChannel 13’s Elaine Houston was one of the panelists.


WNYT Staff

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