Waller v. Georgia
Significance, Seven Days' Suppression For Two-and-a-half Hours Of Evidence
State of Georgia
That the state's closure of a hearing to the public constituted a violation of the right to a public trial guaranteed under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Mary Beth Westmoreland, Assistant Attorney General of Georgia
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. (writing for the Court), William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
21 May 1984
That the conditions of the hearing closure failed justification under a set of tests developed in Press-Enterprise Co. v. Superior Court of California (1984); and that the closure would not withstand Sixth Amendment scrutiny.
- Gannett Co. v. DePasquale, 443 U.S. 368 (1979).
- Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia, 448 U.S. 555 (1980).
- Globe Newspaper Co. v. Superior Court for the County of Norfolk, 457 U.S. 596 (1982).
- Press-Enterprise Co. v. Superior Court of California, 464 U.S. 501 (1984).
- Press-Enterprise Co. v. Superior Court of California, 478 U.S. 1 (1986).
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