The Law: Can Calley Get a Fair Trial?

The lawyers who will be defending him and the military judge who will preside at his court-martial seem to agree on one vital issue: Army Lieut. William Galley Jr., who is charged with the murder of 109 Vietnamese civilians, may be unable to get a fair trial. According to the judge, Lieut. Colonel Reid Kennedy, potential witnesses have been violating his orders against talking to the press. Powerless to enforce the ban, Kennedy called on the Attorney General of the U.S. last week to look into ways of prosecuting five news organizations* and certain...

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