01/19/2012 12:53 pm ET

Chandra Levy Murder Trial Jury Questionnaires To Be Turned Over To Washington Post

The Washington Post and other media outlets were wrongly denied access to jury questionnaires from the Chandra Levy murder trial, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled (PDF) this morning.

Finding that the public has a right to access criminal trials, the three-judge panel wrote that this access covers jury selection. The fact that the jury questionnaires were written, as opposed to oral voir dire, made no difference, the court found.

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