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A. The First Amendment presumption of access

A. The First Amendment presumption of access

Overview

Minnesota

The Minnesota Supreme Court has recognized a First Amendment right of press and public access to criminal court proceedings. Minneapolis Star & Tribune Co. v. Kammeyer, 341 N.W.2d 550, 554–55 (Minn. 1983) (acknowledging that based on Richmond Newspapers, Inc. v. Virginia, 448 U.S. 555 (1980), the press and the public have access to criminal trials); see also Austin Daily Herald v. Mork, 507 N.W.2d 854, 856 (Minn. Ct. App. 1993) (“There is a constitutional presumption of access to criminal trials.”).

A. The First Amendment presumption of access

Overview

Missouri

See also State ex rel. Pulitzer, Inc. v. Autrey, 19 S.W.3d 710, 712 (Mo. App. 2000) (“The Supreme Court of the United States has held that the press and general public have a First Amendment right of access to criminal trials. The Supreme Court has extended that right of public access to encompass pretrial proceedings, including change of venue hearings.”) (citations omitted).