Resources on the Sixth Amendment right to a public trial.
Cases Regulations Law Review Articles
Other Legal Sources News Articles Videos
Presley v. Georgia, 558 U.S. 209 (2010) (per curiam)
Waller v. Georgia, 467 U.S. 39 (1984)
28 CFR § 50.9 - Policy with regard to open judicial proceedings.
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
Stephen E. Smith, The Right to a Public Trial in the Time of COVID-19, 77 WASH. & LEE L. REV. ONLINE 1 (2020).
Department of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice, April 1, 2019.
Kristin Saetveit, Close Calls: Defining Courtroom Closures, 68 STAN. L.REV. 897 (2016).
Stephen E. Smith, The Right to a Public Trial and Closing the Courtroom to Disruptive Spectators, 93 WASH. U. L. REV. 235 (2015).
Daniel Levitas, Scaling Waller: How Courts Have Eroded the Sixth Amendment Public Trial Right, 59 Emory L. Rev. 493 (2009).
Lance R. Peterson, A First Amendment-Sixth Amendment Dilemma: Manuel Noriega Pushes the American Judicial System to the Outer Limits of the First Amendment, 25 J. Marshall L. Rev. 563 (1992).
Goundry, Frederick W. III (1990) "When Can the Courtroom Be Closed in Criminal Proceedings?," University of Baltimore Law Forum: Vol. 21: No. 1, Article 3.
OTHER LEGAL SOURCES
Judge Orders New Trial for Gigi Jordan in Son’s Killing, By Daniel E. Slotnik, The New York Times, September 25, 2020.
Coronavirus Containment Collides With U.S. Constitutional Rights, By Jordan S. Rubin, Bloomberg Law, March 31. 2020.
Constitutional Conversation: 6th Amendment - Speedy Trial and Public Trial, Impartial Jury
Listen to scholars at James Madison's Montpelier discuss: How did the Founding Fathers define a speedy trial and why did they address how long it takes to have a trial? What is a public trial and how open should a trial be?