Blazing headlines such as these, followed by detailed accounts of the crime given to newspaper reporters by the police, and opinions of the accused's guilt expressed by prosecuting attorneys, or alleged confessions of the accused with an account of his previous criminal record, have been the basis of many recent appellate court reversals of convictions had in trial court criminal cases. The reason assigned: Denial of a fair trial by an impartial jury.
M. R. Doubles,
Fair Trial - Free Press,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
Available at: http://scholarship.richmond.edu/lawreview/vol2/iss5/3