News orgs challenge seal on documents in Colo. theater shooting case


CENTENNIAL, Colo. — News media organizations were set Thursday to ask the judge in the Colorado theater shooting case to unseal court documents and scale back a gag order that bars a university from releasing details about a former student who is the alleged gunman.

The Associated Press and 20 other news organizations want Chief District Judge William Sylvester to unseal documents that could provide the public with details about James Holmes and the massacre in Aurora on July 20.


Arapahoe County prosecutors argue releasing documents could jeopardize their investigation. Holmes’ attorneys want to ensure he receives a fair trial.