2010/11 | Volume 55 | Number 4

Media and Criminal Law: Fact, Fiction, and Reality TV

This issue features scholarship on the theme of Media and Criminal Law: Fact, Fiction, and Reality TV. The scholarship is derived from the 2010 symposium sponsored by the Program in Law & Journalism and the Law Review. The articles critically examine how criminal law is depicted in television, film, and the press to offer insights into how we experience law through the media. Articles discuss ethical issues as they relate to media portrayals of lawyers, the ability of the government to suppress journalist speech, and a look at how the concept of jury nullification affects the press’s coverage of criminal trials. Additionally, the issue includes a special feature by Professor R.B. Bernstein that explores the fatal problems presented by originalist jurisprudence when viewed through the lense of a legal historian. Finally, the issue also contains student scholarship, including a note on how courts should address the use of Islamic legal expert testimony and a comment critiquing a recent New York decision regarding Batson claims based on intersectional race and gender status.

I. The Media and Criminal Law: Fact, Fiction, and Reality TV Symposium



II. Special Feature

III. Notes

IV. Comments

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