Smith v. Daily Mail Publishing Co. - Significance, Juvenile Protection And State Regulation Of The Press, Impact, Further Readings
Smith, Prosecuting Attorney and Circuit Judges of Kanawha County, West Virginia
Daily Mail Publishing Co., et al.
That two newspapers violated West Virginia state law by publishing, without prior approval of juvenile court, the name of a juvenile charged with a crime.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Cletus B. Hanley
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), Thurgood Marshall, William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
None (Lewis F. Powell, Jr., did not participate)
Date of Decision
26 June 1979
Affirmed West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals finding that a West Virginia law prohibiting publication of a lawfully obtained identification of a juvenile offender violated the First and Fourth Amendments.
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