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Judge in N.Y. closes court to mull U.S. request to seal records

Dispute centers on 1998 conviction of a cooperating witness who was promised his file would be sealed

, New York Law Journal

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A federal judge considering whether to unseal documents from a 14-year-old criminal case on Tuesday barred the public from a hearing where prosecutors apparently argued to keep some records secret and possibly to seal others that are already in the public domain.

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