Minnesota: News organizations ask judge to open MSOP hearing on Monday

Arguing that citizens shouldn’t be locked out of a court hearing that could produce reforms to Minnesota’s troubled sex-offender treatment program, the Star Tribune, New York Times and 13 other news and open-government organizations have asked a federal judge to reverse himself and allow the public to attend the Aug. 10 conference.

In a motion filed Thursday in St. Paul, an attorney for the organizations said, “The future of Minnesota Sex Offender Program is at stake and is of significant public concern — the program and its administration, impact on public safety, public expense and individuals’ constitutional rights.”  Continue>>>