Criminal Defendant Cannot Claim Public’s Right to Open Court After Waiving Personal Right

        State v. Herron, No. 26354-1-III (Oct. 3, 2013) The Washington Constitution confers a right to open court on both a criminal defendant and on the public.  Wash. Const. Art. 1, §10, 22.  Division III previously noted the rights created by the two provisions overlap, but differ.  In re Detention of Reyes, No. 28167-1-111, 2013 WL 5297338 (Wash. ct. App. Sept. 19, 2013). Section 22 rights are personal to the criminal defendant, where §10 rights are ... [Continue Reading]