Walton v. Briley, 361 F.3d 431 (7th Cir. 2004).

Walton v. Briley

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Unanimous decision by Judges Posner, Easterbrook, and Bauer establishing 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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