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Application to Release Grand Jury Material Quoted in Mueller Report

Since I've been blogging today about public rights of access to sealed files, I thought I'd pass this along.


It was filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Note that grand jury material, unlike material filed in civil or criminal cases, has traditionally been kept secret, and the Court has held that tradition counts for a lot when it comes to the right of access to government docume. Public access to grand jury material is thus more the exception than the rule, and I can't speak with confidence about what the court will do here.