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Limit discretion in judicial secrecy


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 03, 2014

~~<p>Justice is best served in sunlight.</p>
<p>So while we are delighted that court records related to federal agent Christopher Deedy's murder trial were finally released last week, the fact is the proceeding never should have been closed to the public in the first place; the transcript of what happened never should have been sealed; and, once sealed, it should have been opened up the day after Deedy's mistrial was declared &mdash; and that was six months ago, on Aug. 26, 2013.</p>
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Justice is best served in sunlight.

So while we are delighted that court records related to federal agent Christopher Deedy's murder trial were finally released last week, the fact is the proceeding never should have been closed to the public in the first place; the transcript of what happened never should have been sealed; and, once sealed, it should have been opened up the day after Deedy's mistrial was declared — and that was six months ago, on Aug. 26, 2013. Login for more...



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