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Presley v. Georgia, No. 09-5270

In a drug trafficking prosecution, the state supreme court's affirmance of defendant's conviction is reversed where the trial court failed to consider all reasonable alternatives to closure when it excluded defendant's uncle from the voir dire proceedings, in violation of defendant's Sixth Amendment right to a public trial.

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Appellate Information

Filed January 19, 2010


Per Curiam

Dissent by Justice Thomas