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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
Chandler v. Florida
Citation:449 U.S. 560 (1981)
Chandler (Petitioner) was convicted in Florida trial court of conspiracy to commit burglary, grand larceny, and possession of burglary tools. There was widespread television coverage of the trial. A television camera was in place for one entire afternoon, during which the state presented the testimony of its chief witness. However, no camera was present for any part of the presentation of the defense’s case. The jury found Chandler guilty. He moved for a new trial, alleging that he was convicted because the broadcast of his criminal trial, which is permissible in Florida, violated his right to a fair trial. The trial court denied the motion.
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