Federal district judges do not have the authority on their own to disclose grand jury information that otherwise would be protected by secrecy rules, a split Washington federal appeals court ruled Friday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s ruling came in a novelist’s dispute over public access to what he deemed were “historically significant” grand jury records. But some observers have been watching the case because they believe it could have a broader reach.

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