This note examines the standard of probable cause as the sole justification for prosecutorial intrusion on the individual's privacy. It argues that, given California's express constitutional guaranty of a right to privacy, the defendant in a criminal prosecution should not be forced to defend himself in a public forum until after probable cause for a trial has been established at the preliminary examination.
Joseph A. Wynne,
Closed to the Media: The Defendant's Right of Privacy in the Preliminary Examination,
5 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. 317
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