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FAIR TRIAL AND FREE PRESS

In February 1991, the ABA House of Delegates approved these “black letter” standards that have been published with commentary in ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Fair Trial and Free Press, 3d ed., © 1992 American Bar Association. For the text of the publication, click here. To go directly to individual “black letter” standards (without commentary), click on the links below. For information about purchasing the printed volume, please click here.

PART I. CONDUCT OF ATTORNEYS IN CRIMINAL CASES

Standard 8-1.1      Extrajudicial statements by attorneys
Standard 8-1.2      Rule of court

PART II. CONDUCT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, JUDGES, AND COURT PERSONNEL IN CRIMINAL CASES

Standard 8-2.1      Release of information by law enforcement agencies
Standard 8-2.2      Disclosures by court personnel
Standard 8-2.3      Conduct of judges

PART III. CONDUCT OF JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES

Standard 8-3.1      Prohibition of direct restraints on media
Standard 8-3.2      Public access to judicial proceedings and related documents and exhibits
Standard 8-3.3      Change of venue or continuance
Standard 8-3.4      Severance
Standard 8-3.5      Selecting the jury
Standard 8-3.6      Conduct of the trial
Standard 8-3.7      Setting aside the verdict
Standard 8-3.8      Broadcasting, televising, recording and photographing courtroom proceedings

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