Fair Trial and Public Discourse (Fourth Edition) is the subject of a new set of ABA Criminal Justice Standards approved by the ABA House of Delegates in August 2013. To go directly to individual "black letter" standards, click on the applicable link in the Table of Contents, below. For the full text of the publication with commentaries, view HERE .
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PART I. GENERAL DEFINITIONS AND PURPOSES
Standard 8-1.1. Purposes of these Standards
Standard 8-1.2. Definitions of Terms Used in these Standards
PART II. CONDUCT OF ATTORNEYS
Standard 8-2.1. Conduct by Lawyers Participating in a Criminal Matter
Standard 8-2.2. Specific Guidance Regarding Prosecutorial Statements
Standard 8-2.3. Specific Guidance Regarding Defense Statements
Standard 8-2.4. Statements by Legal Commentators and Consultants
PART III. CONDUCT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES IN CRIMINAL CASES
Standard 8-3.1. Extrajudicial Statements and Disclosure of Information by Law Enforcement
Standard 8-3.2. Conduct with Respect to an Individual in Custody
PART IV. CONDUCT OF JUDGES AND COURT PERSONNEL IN CRIMINAL CASES
Standard 8-4.1. Extrajudicial Statements and Disclosure of Information by Court Personnel
PART V. CONDUCT OF JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
Standard 8-5.1. Prior Restraints
Standard 8-5.2. Public Access to Judicial Proceedings and Related Documents and Exhibits
Standard 8-5.3. Mitigating the Effects of Publicity on the Fairness of a Trial
Standard 8-5.4. Voir Dire
Standard 8-5.5. Cautionary Jury Instructions
Standard 8-5.6. Plans for Accommodating Public Interest in a Criminal Matter
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