Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia

APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA

No. 79-243 Argued: February 19, 1980 --- Decided: July 2, 1980
MR. JUSTICE WHITE, concurring.

This case would have been unnecessary had Gannett Co. v. DePasquale, 443 U.S. 368 (1979), construed the Sixth [p582] Amendment to forbid excluding the public from criminal proceedings except in narrowly defined circumstances. But the Court there rejected the submission of four of us to this effect, thus requiring that the First Amendment issue involved here be addressed. On this issue, I concur in the opinion of THE CHIEF JUSTICE.



















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