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No right for media to witness pre-execution steps (access required)

Although news organizations sought access to entire execution proceedings, the First Amendment does not support their argument that they must be allowed to witness the steps that precede an actual execution. Background The plaintiffs are news organizations that investigate and report on, among other things, executions in Virginia. They allege the First Amendment dictates that the media ...