xxi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Formatted Contents Note
A trying task to choose? The crimes, the victims, the media The initial legal skirmishes Entering the appellate labyrinth The paper war in the Supreme Court May it please the court Decision and reaction The continuing saga of the Simants criminal prosecutions and the legacy of Nebraska Press Association.
"A multiple murder case in Nebraska in October 1975 attracted massive media attention, spawning a collision between the rights of free press and fair trial. Scherer details the criminal prosecution and the ensuing legal battles that led to a landmark constitutional ruling regarding these rights by the U.S. Supreme Court"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-229) and index.