News media lawyers who sued to unseal the court order blocking access to documents in the U.Va. lacrosse killing investigation took the wrong tack with a writ of mandamus directed to the court clerk.
That was the ruling today from Charlottesville Circuit Judge Cheryl Higgins, according to WVIR-TV. Higgins apparently agreed with the lawyer for the clerk who argued that a motion to intervene in the criminal case against George Huguely was a more appropriate method of challenging the sealing of the order.
By Peter Vieth