SD Supreme Court: Secrecy Surrounds Appeal... For Now | August 24 Podcast
A case cloaked in secrecy is pitting open records against privacy.
Former Attorney General Marty Jackley represents a person identified as “an implicated individual” who wants a search warrant to remain sealed.
On the other side are lawyers representing ProPublica and the Argus Leader. They say the search warrant is a public document.
Both sides agreed to keep the file sealed as the appeal goes forward. But oral arguments were open to the public and live-streamed online Tuesday at the Capitol in Pierre. Chief Justice Steven Jensen cautioned the lawyers to refrain from naming or otherwise identifying the “implicated individual.”
This and more in today’s SDPB News Podcast.