The Law: Trialevision

Considering all that the likes of Perry Mason, Owen Marshall and Billy Jim Hawkins have done over the years for TV, it seems only fair that TV should contribute to the administration of justice. A few states, including Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin, already make some use of video-taped testimony to avoid delay for both the court and the witness; after testimony is recorded at the witness's convenience, it can be introduced at any time. But such piecemeal use of TV is timid indeed compared to an undertaking that concluded last week in Sandusky, Ohio.

Following through on earlier experiments, Common Pleas...

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