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Colorado v. Holmes

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The Reporters Committee and two media organizations wrote a letter opposing a defense motion in the murder trial of James…

The Reporters Committee and two media organizations wrote a letter opposing a defense motion in the murder trial of James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora, Colo. theater shootings. The letter supports the opposition brief filed by a coalition of news organizations covering the trial. The defense motion asks the court to (1) suppress all transcripts of the proceedings; (2) suppress the register of actions; and (3) remove access to most pleadings from its website. The Reporters Committee argues that the motion serve no constructive purpose, and would significantly burden the public’s understanding of issues of national importance, such as gun violence and mental-health treatment.

Colorado v. Holmes