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Massachusetts Court Uphold Judge’s Right to Seal Juror Information

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· Story link The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a judge had the right to seal the names of…

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a judge had the right to seal the names of jurors in a gang-related murder trial because of fear of reprisals from gang members. The high court’s decision was unanimous. The Standard-Times of New Bedford sought the name of jurors who acquitted Manuel Silva of murdering a rival gang member in a 2005 trial. (4/6/07)