Trials: TV Before the Bar

The world that watched TV's first live murder program may soon get to see the ensuing trial. The proceedings against Jack Ruby next February for the killing of Lee Oswald may be televised live at the discretion of Judge Joe Brantley Brown. Last week Judge Brown insisted he had made no decision, allowed as how "I was just fixin' to go deer hunting." Everyone else concerned was fixin' to fight.

At issue is the American Bar Association's recommended Canon 35 for the ethical conduct of trials, which flatly prohibits cameras of any kind....

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