Curiosity Seekers

February 7, 2014

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XX Trial
  • 110XX(B) Course and Conduct of Trial in General
  • 110k635 Public Trial
  • 110k635.8 k. Subject of Proceeding or of Evidence Affecting Closure.

110 Criminal LawThe trial in a criminal case must be public, not secret. But a public trial does not necessarily contemplate that every person whose morbid curiosity for indecent details draws him thither shall have that curiosity gratified by being permitted to be present in the court room to listen to their recital.

Benedict v. People, 46 P. 637 (Colo. 1896)