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Chicago papers ask Illinois high court to unseal R. Kelly files

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Three news organizations asked the Illinois Supreme Court on Monday to issue a supervisory order that would unseal documents in…

Three news organizations asked the Illinois Supreme Court on Monday to issue a supervisory order that would unseal documents in the child pornography case against R&B singer R. Kelly.

The Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press filed an emergency motion in Cook County court last week, arguing a First Amendment right to the pretrial records and proceedings, but Judge Vincent Gaughan said this was not an emergency and instead scheduled a hearing on the matter for May 8, stating that Friday’s hearing would remain sealed, as planned.