The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides for freedom of the press. The Sixth Amendment guarantees a public trial by an impartial jury for the criminally accused. The U.S. Supreme Court extended freedom of the press to the criminal justice systems of the states through the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in 1931. The court did the same with respect to public criminal trials in 1948 and trials by an impartial jury in 1966. In three cases decided in the early and mid-1940s, the justices considered how ...

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