Criminal Justice: Backlash for the A.B.A.

If first reactions are any guide, there is rough sledding ahead for the tough curbs on "trial by newspaper" proposed by the American Bar Association's advisory committee on fair trial and free press (TIME, Oct. 7). Its report, as summed up by Columbia Broadcasting System President Frank Stanton last week, "takes us on a walk through beautiful countryside—a countryside of delicate restraints governed by high purposes. But even a hasty examination shows signs that it may also be strewn with land mines of coercion and booby traps of suppression."

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