Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. v. Jerome
434 U.S. 241 (1978)

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Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. v. Jerome, 434 U.S. 241 (1978)

Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc. v. Jerome

No. 77-308

Decided January 9, 1978*

434 U.S. 241

Syllabus

Where the record does not disclose whether the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in denying appellants' mandamus petition seeking access by the press and public to pretrial suppression hearings in state criminal proceedings, passed on appellants' federal constitutional claims or based denial on an adequate and independent state ground, the judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded for further proceedings.

Vacated and remanded.

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