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Massachusetts Paper Petitions Court to Open Pre-Trial Hearings

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· Story link The Lawrence, Mass. Eagle-Tribune has petitioned the state’s Supreme Judicial Court to overturn a 1975 holding that…

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The Lawrence, Mass. Eagle-Tribune has petitioned the state’s Supreme Judicial Court to overturn a 1975 holding that closes pre-complaint hearings. The newspaper argues that probable cause hearings are a critical first step in the justice process and should be open to the public. (12/16/05)