In a far reaching opinion Thursday, the Oregon Supreme Court gave judges the power to decide what evidence can and cannot be released to the public after a trial.
Several news organizations, including Oregon Public Broadcasting, sought a set of 1,200 files with the names of Boy Scout staff who'd been accused of sexual abuse.
The files had been used as evidence during trial. But after that trial, Multnomah County Judge John Whitmire said the files could only be released if they were redacted. Media organizations appealed, asking to see what the jury had seen.