IN RE GANNETT RIVER STATES PUB. CORP.

No. 93-M-1027.

630 So.2d 351 (1994)

In re GANNETT RIVER STATES PUBLISHING CORPORATION and Gulf Publishing Company, Inc.

Supreme Court of Mississippi.

January 13, 1994.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Terryl K. Rushing, Leonard D. Van Slyke, Jr., Alston Rutherford Tardy & Van Slyke, Jackson, Henry Laird, Robert P. Myers, Jr., Mize Blass Lenoir & Laird, Gulfport, for petitioner.

Michael C. Moore, Atty. Gen., James F. Steel, Deputy Atty. Gen., Geoffrey C. Morgan, Charlene R. Pierce, Sp. Asst. Attys. Gen., Jackson, Kosta N. Vlahos, Circuit Judge, Biloxi, William S. Boyd, III, Eaton & Cottrell, Gulfport, for respondent.

En Banc.


SMITH, Justice, for the Court:

Once again this Court is called upon to revisit an issue which continues to arise from conflicts between the First Amendment constitutional right of the public and press to freedom of access to and information from criminal proceedings and the defendant's Sixth Amendment constitutional right to a fair trial.

This matter came before the Court on Gannett River States Publishing Corporation's and Gulf Publishing's petition for extraordinary...

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