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  • Marc Greenberg

Justices Debate Court Records Fight

Attorneys for the producers of a popular podcast series focused on old criminal cases were in the Georgia Supreme Court Monday trying to persuade the justices that a Rome judge should have let them copy a court reporter's backup tapes from a 2001 murder trial. Caplan Cobb partner James Cobb said the request by the makers of the "Undisclosed" podcast to copy the recordings is backed by long-standing court precedent and by the rules of Georgia's own courts, which allow the public to inspect and—by extension—copy court records. The trial court's decision was defended by Floyd County Assistant District Attorney John McClellan Jr., who said the podcasters were wrong procedurally and in their interpretation of Rule 21 of the Uniform Rules of Superior Court, which says nothing about....MORE

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