40 Am. U. L. Rev. 631 (1990-1991)
Who is an Impartial Juror in an Age of Mass Media

handle is hein.journals/aulr40 and id is 649 raw text is: ARTICLES
WHO IS AN IMPARTIAL JUROR IN AN
AGE OF MASS MEDIA?
NEWTON N. MINOW*
FRED H. CATE**
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction  ................................................    632
I. The Evolution of the Criminal Jury and Early Efforts to
Control the Impact of the Press on Jury Selection ...... 637
A. The Early History of the Criminal Jury ............. 637
B. Response of the United States Supreme Court ..... 640
II. Current Judicial Remedies ............................. 646
A. Change of Venue .................................. 646
B.   Continuance .......................................    647
C. Judicial Instructions ............................... 648
D. Jury Deliberation .................................. 649
E.  Voir  Dire  ..........................................  649
III. The Concept of an Impartial Jury in an Age of Mass
Communications .......................................      654
A. The Role of Juries ................................. 654
B. The Role of Jurors ................................ 656
C. The Role of Social Science ........................ 660
Conclusion   .................................................    662
* J.D. (1950), B.S. (1949) Northwestern University. Newton N. Minow is a partner in
the Chicago office of Sidley & Austin, Director of The Annenberg Washington Program in
Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University, and Annenberg University Pro-
fessor. He is a former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
** J.D. (1987) Stanford Law School, A.B. (1984) Stanford University. Fred H. Cate is
an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington and a Senior
Fellow of The Annenberg Washington Program. Together with Mr. Minow, he convened The
Annenberg Washington Program's forum, Selecting ImpartialJuries: Must Ignorance Be a Virtue in
Our Search forJustice?, Washington, D.C. (1990). The authors would like to thank ProfessorJ.
Alexander Tanford, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, for his thoughtful in-
sights, and William H. Davis, Jennifer C. Jordan, and Oren Rosenthal for their very able re-
search assistance. The authors alone are responsible for the assessments and conclusions
herein.

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