Colorado Supreme Court denies theater shooting victims access to files

From The Denver Post:  The Colorado Supreme Court has upheld a judge’s order preventing victims of the Aurora movie theater attack from learning more about the investigation.

Fourteen survivors of and relatives of victims slain in the attack asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling that exhibits displayed during earlier hearings in the case should not be released to them. The victims have sued the owner of the movie theater, Cinemark, and say they need the exhibits to help prove their case.

“The trial court’s failure to provide these victims with the information they seek places them at a significant disadvantage in pursuing their civil claims,” lawyers for the victims wrote in a petition to the state Supreme Court.

The petition was filed last week. On Monday, the Supreme Court denied the request without explanation.

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