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Media Challenge Judge’s Ruling to Keep Juror Names Secret

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· Story link Three news organizations are challenging the decision of a federal judge in the criminal trial of Allegheny…

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Three news organizations are challenging the decision of a federal judge in the criminal trial of Allegheny County Coroner Cyril Wecht that will keep the names of jurors from the public record. U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab said he based his decision on the “unprecedented media coverage” of the case. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Tribune-Review and WPXI filed the 22-page motion asking the ruling be reversed. (12/28/07)