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Posted: Thursday, July 17th, 2014 12:26 PM HST

Hawaii Supreme Court ruling sides with media

By Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that a judge improperly closed her court and sealed transcripts during a murder trial against a federal agent.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii News Now brought a case against Circuit Court Judge Karen Ahn over her conducting proceedings that were closed to the public during the first trial of State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy.

The newspaper reports Wednesday's high court ruling reaffirms the rights of the media and the public to monitor criminal court proceedings.

The ruling directs all Hawaii courts conducting criminal proceedings involving adult defendants to refrain from closing trial proceedings that are presumptively open to the public.

Ahn later unsealed the transcripts, which showed the closed proceeding involved a concern about a juror issue.

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