Constitutional Law Keyed to Rotunda
Chandler v. Florida
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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). Defendant claimed that the broadcast coverage had denied him a fair trial and moved for a new trial. The trial court denied the motion and Defendant appealed. The appellate court upheld the motion denial. Defendant petitioned the United States Supreme Court for review.
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