In 1980, the Oregon Supreme Court held that a statute that excluded the press from a juvenile proceeding violated the Oregon Constitution, Art. I, § 10, which states that “no court shall be secret, but justice shall be administered, openly and without purchase, completely and without delay.”
However, the state supreme court went on to hold that the juvenile court retained the right to control access by members of the press or public who would overcrowd the courtroom, attempt to interfere in the proceedings or otherwise obstruct the proceedings.
State ex rel. Oregonian Publishing Company v. Deiz,
613 P.2d 23 (1980).
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