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New Voices/New Visions with Chad Nye

Young Student Center - Atrium Conference Room

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 · 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Please join us Tuesday for New Voices/New Visions with Chad Nye!

How much press is too much press? Two perspectives on Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada as applied in the federal trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.

The 1991 case Gentile v. State Bar of Nevada was the first (and only) time the Supreme Court seriously addressed how much attorneys should be able to advocate for their clients in the press. The decision in Gentile came just five years before the federal bombing trials of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. To a large degree, the divided opinions of the Court in Gentile were reflected in the defense press strategies of McVeigh's attorney, Stephen Jones, and Nichols's attorney, Michael Tigar. Each attorney took a different approach to the press that corresponded with the divided Supreme Court opinion in Gentile. How these strategies played out had a significant impact on the results of each trial.

Come hear the story of how the Oklahoma City bombing trials played out in the press. Join the discussion about the benefits and pitfalls of attorney advocacy in the press. You’ll be better informed for the next “trial of the century.”

Lizz Roos
Categories: Lecture/Presentation

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