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Criminal Procedure keyed to Kamisar
Presley v. Georgia
Citation:558 U.S. 209, 130 S.Ct. 721, 175 L.Ed.2d 675 (2010)
Before jury selection, the trial judge excluded Presley’s (defendant’s) uncle, the only courtroom observer. The judge explained that there would not be enough space because the jury would fill all the rows in the courtroom and either way, the defendant’s uncle should not sit and intermingle with prospective jurors. After Presley was convicted, the trial judge denied Presley’s motion for a new trial based on the exclusion of the public.
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