Prince Lobel Attorneys File Amicus Brief on Behalf of Citizen Media Law Project: SJC Asked to Affirm Public Right of Access to Inquest Records

Firm News · March 28, 2011

On behalf of the Citizen Media Law Project, Prince Lobel attorneys filed an amicus brief to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, seeking to ensure a public right of access to inquest materials that will allow journalists, bloggers, and other news gatherers to inform citizens on matters of public concern. This appeal involves the public right of access to the results of an inquest that triggered the arrest of Amy Bishop on charges of murder. Harvard University’s Cyberlaw Clinic drafted the brief and was joined by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., GateHouse Media, Inc., Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association, Metro Corp. d/b/a Boston Magazine and the New England Newspaper and Press Association, Inc. Click here to read the full blog discussion.