Co. Court Narrowly Bars Release Of Bryant Hearing

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The Colorado Supreme Court has ordered that the transcript of a closed hearing in the Kobe Bryant case not be published, reports the Denver Post. The court said the privacy of the alleged victim and the importance of preserving the state's rape-shield law outweigh the media's First Amendment rights. The 4-3 opinion upheld a prior-restraint order issued after the transcripts, which included the woman's sexual history, were mistakenly e-mailed last month to media outlets. First Amendment lawyers called the ruling unconstitutional and virtually unprecedented; women's advocates and privacy experts hailed it . . .

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