One of the most controversial problems in the criminal law field during the 1960's has centered around the apparent contradiction between detailed reporting of events about which there is pending criminal litigation and the sixth amendment right of the criminally accused to a public trial "by an impartial jury." The impartiality of our criminal process is one of the most highly regarded of American legal traditions. The difficulty in maintaining this tradition, in a society permeated with every form of mass information media, of catering to a curious public is one of the vital issues of our time. This comment is an attempt to look at the overall problem and to study in depth the various curative proposals which have been offered.

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