Calling it the "most egregious recent example of an alarming trend toward excessive secrecy in the federal courts," a national journalism group has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to open records in the case of a man detained in connection with post-9/11 investigations. The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press accuses the 11th Circuit of approving "a drastic departure" from judicial norms and asks the Court to find the sealed judgment unconstitutional.
Plea for Openness
Daily Business Review
November 5, 2003
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