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Chandler v. Florida
United States Supreme Court
449 U.S. 560 (1981)
Chandler (defendant) was convicted of criminal charges in a trial that was publicly broadcast according to a judicial canon adopted by the state of Florida (plaintiff). Chandler claimed that the broadcast coverage had denied him a fair trial and moved for a new trial. The trial court denied the motion and Chandler appealed. The appellate court upheld the motion denial. Chandler petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burger, C.J.)
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