Source:Lucy Dalglish; Mark Feldstein; Kirsten Mitchell
Affiliation:Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; George Washington University; freelance
The U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that our courts are public. So why are documents sealed, dockets disappearing, jury lists shrouded and courtroom doors locked? This panel offers tools journalists can use to pierce judicial secrecy, from conducting surveillance of who goes into the grand jury room to testify and tracing witness license plates to uncovering hidden documents and perusing trash bins.