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A. The First Amendment presumption of access

A. The First Amendment presumption of access

Overview

Illinois

Illinois law recognizes the constitutional presumption of access: “Judicial proceedings in the United States are open to the public – in criminal cases by constitutional command, and in civil cases by force of tradition.” A.P. v. M.E.E., 354 Ill. App. 3d 989, 993, 821 N.E.2d 1238, 1245, 290 Ill. Dec. 664, 671 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 2004).

A. The First Amendment presumption of access

Overview

Indiana

See Taylor v. State, 438 N.E. 2d 275, 279 (Ind. 1982) (citations omitted):