Andrew King, a lawyer for the newspaper, says sealing those records is "anathema to a democratic criminal justice system." King's comments come as brief were filed Monday with the Arkansas Supreme Court by all sides in the newspaper's lawsuit to undo Little Rock District Judge Lee Munson's order sealing the records.
Little Rock City Attorney Thomas M. Carpenter, representing Munson, wrote that sealing the records of what psychologists and psychiatrists visit suspect Curtis Lavelle Vance could fall under medical exceptions to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
The newspaper requested an expedited review of the case, meaning justices could potentially rule at any time.
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