Comment: First Amendment: Individual Members Of The Public Right To Know

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First Amendment: Individual Members Of The Public Right To Know

In addition to the 6th Amendment Fair Trial aspects, there are considerations respecting the public's right of access. Just like other questions raising matter of Free Expression, not only do we have the right to be heard ( and an ancillary Due Process right that the hearing is meaningful ), but the flip side of the coin to this proposition involves the public's right to unfiltered information. If determined such rights are fundamental (as our history demonstrates), any infringement of such prerogatives should be subject to the strictest scrutiny and submit only in the face of the least restrictive alternative.