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Court: Release questionnaires in Chandra Levy case

Friday - 1/20/2012, 9:11am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. Court of Appeals has ordered the release of juror questionnaires in the Chandra Levy case.

The unanimous decision released Thursday overturns a Superior Court judge's ruling that they could not be released because the judge had promised the jurors they would not be released.

Various media outlets in the city sought the questionnaires in the high-profile case, which ended when a jury convicted Ingmar Guandique of first-degree murder in the 2001 death of the former congressional intern. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison.

The appellate judges ruled that the judge's promise to the jurors should not trump the public's right to the information in them. The ruling says it will allow the judge to address any privacy concerns with the jurors before their release.


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