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Judge Won’t Bar Media from Hearing in Terrorism Case

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· Story link A federal judge in Atlanta said the news media have a First Amendment right to attend hearings…

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A federal judge in Atlanta said the news media have a First Amendment right to attend hearings in criminal cases and denied a defense request to bar coverage of a motions hearing in a terrorism case. “Defendant’s motion does not come close to giving the court grounds to make the specific findings required by the law before a criminal hearing may be closed to the public,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn Brill said. (10/15/07)