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Judge Haggerty Advising Against Public Statements During the Clay Shaw Trial

WWL-TV Collection



Genre: News

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1967-03-27

Duration: 00:00:41

Subjects: Haggerty, Edward A. Jr., 1913-1990 | Shaw, Clay LaVerne, 1913- 1974 | Garrison, Earling Carothers "Jim," 1921- 1992 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination | FREEDOM OF THE PRESS


  • Haggerty, Edward Speaker


Judge Edward Haggerty advising the prosecutor, his staff, and the defense counsel to refrain from public statements regarding the defendant's guilt or innocence and the evidence for or against him. The man states that freedom of the press is not absolute. It implies responsibility. He states that part of their obligation is see to it that the right to a fair trial is accorded its proper place in society.