1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Voices of American law (Series)
"Criminal defense attorney Dominic Gentile was retained to represent a Las Vegas businessman indicted for stealing cocaine and money from a Las Vegas police sting operation. On the day of his client's indictment, Gentile decided to hold a press conference to proclaim his client's innocence and blame the police for the theft. The State Bar of Nevada filed a disciplinary action against Gentile for his comments, which resulted in a reprimand. The case ultimately reached the Supreme Court and became a landmark First Amendment case on lawyer speech. The story is told through interviews with Gentile (including excerpts from the actual press conference) and his attorney Michael Tigar; the Chair of the Disciplinary Committee Dennis Kennedy and the State Bar's attorney Robert Klonoff; and Las Vegas reporter Al Tobin and Ed Koch, who covered the underlying crime."
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Case video Party narratives Trailer.
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video file DVD video
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Durham, NC : Voices of American Law Video Project, Duke University School of Law,