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Appeals Court Rules Murder Case Records Can’t Be Sealed Without Hearing

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· Story link A Florida appellate court said that a trial judge cannot seal documents gathered in preparation of a…

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A Florida appellate court said that a trial judge cannot seal documents gathered in preparation of a murder trial without a public hearing. The Tampa Tribune, WFLA-TV and their parent company, Media General Operations Inc.. challenged a January decision by Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge Ronald N. Ficarrotta, sealing pre-trial information at the sealed request of a defendant.