Attorneys for James Holmes ask judge to restrict public access to case

From The Denver Post: Attorneys for the Aurora movie theater shooter are asking a judge to restrict the public’s access to information about his case, according to a motion filed Wednesday.

James Holmes’ attorneys argue that the official court website that posts copies of case documents is hurting Holmes’ right to a fair trial. The motion asks the judge to order the website be taken down and to seal transcripts of hearings and the case’s register of actions, which is a running log of activity in the case.

“The ‘Cases of Interest’ website has undoubtedly had a deleterious effect on Mr. Holmes’ constitutional rights to due process and a fair trial by an impartial jury,” the motion states.

Prosecutors have not taken a position on the request.

The motion had not been posted to the website Wednesday evening, but a copy of the motion was provided by an attorney who represents media organizations, including The Denver Post, on public-access issues in the case.

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