AMENDMENT 1 | FREEDOM OF RELIGION, PRESS, EXPRESSION
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
- December 15, 1791
"Every defendant has the right "to have a... trial... in the county where the crime was committed." Art. I, § 16, Fla. Const. (1968). There is no first amendment protection of the press' rights to attend pretrial hearings. Gannett. We should not elevate this non-constitutional privilege of the press above the constitutional right of the defendant to be tried in the county where the crime was committed. A change of venue should not be considered as an alternative to [sealing]."
- Miami Herald v. Lewis, 426 So.2d 1 (FL 1982)