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Persuasive Speech: Everyone is Entitled to a Fair Trial

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No doubt you've probably heard the term 'innocent until proven guilty' once or twice in your life. Although this concept isn't directly stated in the constitution, it is absolutely indispensable to our justice system; but with the rise of communication through technology in recent years, it is not always a right that's guaranteed. Every American in the United States is entitled to a fair trial, but with the ever increasing prevalence of social media in every day life are our trials really fair? The fact is that both of the opposing sides already have to face the challenging feat of battling the preconceived ideas and attitudes of the jury without adding the complication of a mind that's been swayed to favor one side or another by media that is in no way unbiased. Whether we are conscious of it or not, the media has a powerful effect on the outcome of important court cases.
The Casey Anthony trial was one of those important cases. Anthony was accused of brutally murdering her daughter in 2008. The case received attention from journalists, bloggers and (of course) national news ne...


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