UK lawyers are more willing to slam trial by television

UK and US lawyers found themselves on opposite sides of the fence in a controversial ABA debate on trial by television.

The argument was triggered by the OJ Simpson trial. Simpson was seen on national television driving at top speed away from chasing police cars before being apprehended.

The public has been well-informed on the nature of the forensic evidence against him, and there is a fear that no juror could sit with an open mind.