U.S. v. KING

Docket No. 98-1072.

140 F.3d 76 (1998)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, Daily News, L.P.; Greg Smith; NYP Holdings, Inc.; Al Guart; The New York Times Company, Inc. and Newsday, Inc., Intervenors-Appellants, v. Don KING and Don King Productions, Inc., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided March 12, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Slade R. Metcalf, New York City (Melissa Georges, Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent & Sheinfeld, New York City; Eve Burton, Daily News, New York City; Adam Liptak, The New York Times Company, New York City; Carolyn Schurr, Newsday, Inc., Melville, NY, on the brief), for intervenors-appellants.

Christine H. Chung, Asst. U.S. Atty., New York City (Mary Jo White, U.S. Atty., Laura Grossfield Birger, Baruch Weiss, Asst. U.S. Attys., New York City, on the brief), for the U.S.A.

Peter E. Fleming, New York City (Benard V. Preziosi, Jr., Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, New York City, on the brief), for defendant Don King.

William H. Murphy, Jr., Baltimore, PA., for defendant Don King Productions, Inc.

Before: OAKES, NEWMAN, and CABRANES, Circuit Judges.

JON O. NEWMAN, Circuit Judge:

This interlocutory appeal concerns a limited closure of proceedings in a criminal trial, primarily a denial of press access to transcripts of in camera individual voir dire of prospective jurors until a jury has been impaneled. Intervenors — the companies publishing The Daily News, The New York Post, The New York Times, and Newsday, and a Daily News and...

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