Joyce Terhaar

November 21, 2015 6:45 AM

Joyce Terhaar: Do we want secrecy in Sacramento’s federal courts?

Public oversight threatened when plea agreements sealed too casually

Federal prosecutors get requests to seal approved prior to court session

Decisions made based on anecdotal concerns about defendant safety, not evidence

Joyce Terhaar

Executive Editor and Senior Vice President

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