The Law: TV Goes to Court

Mrs. Mary Ann Clemens, a septuagenarian, admitted that she had lost control of her car and run down a neighbor while he was out for a stroll. The neighbor, Arthur McCall, suffered a separated shoulder and nerve injuries to a hand. He sued for damages. Up to that point it was a routine case. But no sooner had the lawyers presented their opening arguments before the common pleas court of Sandusky, Ohio, than a recess was called and two 18-in. TV screens were set up. After that, the twelve jurors simply sat back, stared...

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