Docket No. C019041.

38 Cal.App.4th 220 (1995)

44 Cal. Rptr.2d 822

In re KEISHA T. et al., Persons Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law. McCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS, INC., Petitioner and Respondent, v. KEISHA T. et al., Objectors and Appellants.

Court of Appeals of California, Third District.

September 7, 1995.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Kenneth C. Mennemeier, Jennifer P. Brown, Morrison & Foerster, Valerie R. Park, Carol S. Chrisman and Denis Zilaff for Objectors and Appellants.

Phillip S. Cronin, County Counsel (Fresno) and Howard K. Watkins, Deputy County Counsel, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Objectors and Appellants.

Diepenbrock, Wulff, Plant & Hannegan and Charity Kenyon for Petitioner and Respondent.



Welfare and Institutions Code section 827, subdivision (a) permits juvenile court records to be inspected by certain specified persons and "any other person who may be designated by court order of the judge of the juvenile court upon filing a petition therefor." We interpret this language to entrust to the juvenile court's discretion whether to grant the press access to particular confidential court records in...

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