Media Law Case of the Week

It was bound to happen.

The lawyer for the suspect in the Yale student’s murder is filing a complaint about law enforcement leaks about the case to the media.

Who can blame him?

At this point, even the casual news consumer knows that law enforcement claims Raymond Clark III’s DNA is all over the crime scene. Public Defender Joseph Lopez is laying the groundwork for a claim that it will difficult, if not impossible, for his client to get a fair trial.

Speaking of high profile cases that lead to difficulties in getting a fair trial, the Sam Sheppard case — which inspired “The Fugitive” — was back in the spotlight again on NPR after Sheppard’s son objected to host Scott Simon referring to his father as “the most famous convicted murderer in America.”

You can hear Simon’s interview with the son, Sam Reese Sheppard, here.


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