Forum: How to Avoid Courtroom Tilt

To the Editors: The Essay "Fair Trials and the Free Press" [Oct. 28] raises the very valid question of how to deal with choosing and managing a jury in a trial involving prominent figures or those made conspicuous by events.

Prospective jurors are not all TIME readers. Many lack the background or education necessary to understand that the influences to which they have been subjected in everyday life and their longstanding prejudices must be cast aside, and that only the evidence presented in the courtroom and the law as given by the judge to...

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