Taking Your Case To The Court Of Public Opinion… Online

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It does feel like most high-profile trials these days are conducted in the press first, and later in the actual court room. While, historically, the press has had free reign, the latest trend is for people involved in high-profile trials to take their case directly to the public via a website. While they sound pretty carefully crafted, it does give people (often famous ones like Martha Stewart) the chance to respond to what people have been saying and give their side. Of course, this contrasts with the theory that defendants should stay as quiet as possible outside of court – and could open them up to more difficulties later on. However, it seems that many celebrities are realizing that the view in the court of public opinion may be more important in some cases than the actual results in the court of law.

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