Appeals Court rules jury questionnaires are public records

From the Beaufort Observer:

A Federal appeals court in Washington has ruled that the public has a right to know what jurors put on questionnaires given them during the jury selection process for a criminal trial. The case itself was famous—that of a man found guilty of killing Congressional intern Chandra Levy in a wooded park in the District of Columbia. So the trial got a lot of attention because a congressman was associated with it.


This case is not greatly different from the issue created by the City of Washington (NC) when it has refused to release video made by police cars. Washington uses the excuse that the videos may be a part of a police "investigation."