So, I started a thread a while back just after the Casey Anthony verdict about a prediction of what might happen to her, well, currently her
whereabouts are unknown publicly which kindof supports my prediction.
I'll find a link to this thread when I have time, right now I'm on my phone and its not all that easy to successfully copy and paste.
this thread is to ask a civil law question about what could be done if my prediction comes true.
so, basically, I would like to know what, if anything, could be done in civil court if Casey or her family is harmed. if Casey was killed or attacked
could her family take any of the news organizations to court to sue for damages caused. I ask this because it could be concluded that these news
organizations hold some liability based on the overaired footage of this case. I would especially think that shows like Nancy grace could be held
highly liable because the show host clearly expresses a negative view of Casey on her show. this also goes if Casey's family or friends are attacked
so it would be nice to get a legal analysis of a possible case such as this as well as your opinion of whether this should be done. my opinion is that
if something like this was to happen the biased opinion expressing networks should be taken to court. I believe this because the viewership is high
and the show host may present biased evidence to viewers which could sway their opinion and possibly behavior related to such cases. I also believe
this could be used as an example case to show news organizations that their biased broadcasting can be held responsible for damages. a case like this
may also prevent such enormous quantities of the same biased coverage.
I also believe that any case should be held from media broadcast until trial completion to avoid ruining the reputation of individuals that may not
have actually committed any crime. this way the public has no knowledge of the case prior and therefore juries could be selected more eeasily because
they can't hide bias if they have been given the opportunity to develope bias. This would also prevent job loss due to only accusation, jobs should
only be revoked if the crime is severe enough and a verdict/conviction is reached. (This paragraph is not intended to refer to Casey Anthony)
I hope I didn't forget anything, and please excuse spelling mistakes and strange words that don't seem to fit, again, I'm on my phone (it has a
horrible text prediction program and doesn't seem to recognize many common words.) Thank you.
Note to Modz, I put this in politicians and people because its kindof political (laws are part of politics) and Casey and her family/friends are
people, I didn't know if there is a law forum. If necessary, please relocate.
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