With the proliferation of alternative dispute resolution, the summary jury trial (SJT) has become popular in many federal courts as an alternative to litigation. 2 Because of the SJT's trial-like nature, members of the press argue that the first amendment 3 gives the press the right to report on SJT proceedings. In Cincinnati Gas and Electric Co. v. General Electric Co.,4 the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether the first amendment right of access attaches to a SJT proceeding.



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