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RICHMOND NEWSPAPERS, INC. v. VIRGINIA, 448 U.S. 555 (1980)

    MR. CHIEF JUSTICE BURGER, joined by MR. JUSTICE WHITE and MR. JUSTICE STEVENS, concluded that the right of the public and press to attend criminal trials is guaranteed under the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Absent an overriding interest articulated in findings, the trial of a criminal case must be open to the public. Gannett Co. v. DePasquale,

443 U.S. 368 

      , distinguished. Pp. 563-581.