Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Rita J. Griffith and Andrew P. Zinner of Washington Appellate Defender Association; and Nielsen & Acosta, by James R. Dixon, for petitioner.
David S. McEachran, Prosecuting Attorney, and Laura D. Hayes, Deputy, for respondent.
The Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.
This case presents a matter of first impression regarding a trial court's responsibility to protect a defendant's right to a public trial under article I, section 22 of the Washington Constitution in the face of the State's motion for full closure of a criminal hearing. We hold a trial court must apply the closure test previously articulated by this court in Allied Daily Newspapers v. Eikenberry, 121 Wn.2d 205
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