701 S.W.2d 604 (1985)

STATE of Tennessee, Appellee, v. Stephen DRAKE and David Frey, On the Intervening Petitions of Gillett Broadcasting of Tennessee, Inc., Channel Five Television, Inc., Tennessean Newspapers, Inc. and Sigma Delta Chi, Professional Journalism Society, Intervenors-Appellants.

Supreme Court of Tennessee, at Nashville.

December 2, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

W.J. Michael Cody, Atty. Gen. and Reporter, Jerry L. Smith, Deputy Atty. Gen., Nashville, for appellee.

Stephen K. Rush, Farris, Warfield & Kanaday, Nashville, for Gillette Broadcasting.

Jon D. Ross, Neal & Harwell, Nashville, for Channel Five Television.

Alfred H. Knight, Willis & Knight, August C. Winter, Willis & Knight, Nashville, for Tennessean Newspapers and Sigma Delta Chi.

FONES, Justice.

We granted the Rule 11 application of the media entities listed in the style of this criminal case as intervenors to consider, to the extent we deem appropriate, the right of the public and the media to attend pretrial and trial proceedings in criminal cases, their right to intervene and be heard in opposition to motions for closure, and the procedure for intervention in the trial and appellate courts.

Defendant Frey moved the trial court to...


Uncompromising quality. Enduring impact.
Your support ensures a bright future for independent legal reporting.

As you are aware we have offered this as a free subscription over the past years and we have now made it a paid service.Look forward to your continued patronage.



Read it with your Leagle account.
Sign in to continue

Listed below are the cases that are cited in this Featured Case. Click the citation to see the full text of the cited case. Citations are also linked in the body of the Featured Case.

Cited Cases

  • No Cases Found

Listed below are those cases in which this Featured Case is cited. Click on the case name to see the full text of the citing case.

Citing Cases