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BELLAS v. SUPERIOR COURT, A091294

Judge who held public defender in contempt for refusing to return jury questionaires for sealing violated First Amendment guarantee of public access to judicial proceedings.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/18/2000
  • Published 12/18/2000

Judges

  • RUVOLO, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Counsel for Petitioner:  Harold G. Friedman, Chief Assistant Public Defender, Charles M. Denton, Assistant Public Defender.

  • For Appellees:
  • Counsel for Respondent:  Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, David P. Druliner, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Ronald A. Bass, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Christina V. Kuo, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Catherine A. Rivlin, Supervising Deputy Attorney General.
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