Daily Law Artice on Win in Walton v. Briley

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This article reports on William Paxton's win in Walton v. Briley. This is a unanimous decision by Judges Posner, Easterbrook, and Bauer. The opinion established for the first time that a right to a public trial is a fundamental constitutional right that may be relinquished only upon a showing that the defendant knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived such a right.

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