Carlos Illescas reports that The Denver Post, Associated Press and New York Times failed in their attempt to get a court to unseal documents in a criminal case involving sexual assault charges against Denver Broncos athlete Perrish Cox.
The judge’s decision seems to indicate that she felt it would not be fair to the defendant to release material that might not be admissible at trial and it would also impact the victim’s privacy. Requests for unsealing redacted versions of the documents were also unsuccessful.
This is one of those cases where there’s a lot of public curiosity, but does public curiosity really warrant unsealing court documents before a trial? The major media outlets seem to think it does, but I don’t see the compelling public interest other than prurient interest.
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