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Landmark Communications, Inc. v. Virginia
United States Supreme Court
435 U.S. 829 (1978)
A Virginia state statute prohibits the identification of judges who are under investigation by the Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission (the commission). Landmark Communications, Inc. (Landmark) (plaintiff) reported in its newspaper about a pending investigation by the commission into a state judge who Landmark identified by name. Landmark was convicted of violating the statute. The Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed the conviction and Landmark appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burger, C.J.)
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