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Court denies newspapers access to hearings

Title: Court denies newspapers access to hearings
Date: Wednesday, 14 August 1991
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Curtis Krueger
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After secret court hearings involving a former Scientologist began in Tampa, the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune filed motions in court to gain access. Times attorney Patricia Anderson said a larger question remains: Whether the U.S. District Court in Tampa should unseal a case file from a lawsuit that the plaintiff did not want closed. That issue has not been decided. Margery Wakefield is a former member of the Church of Scientology who sued in 1982, saying the organization fraudulently ... [Read the rest at]