Bloomberg Law
Feb. 27, 2023, 2:41 PM

Supreme Court Denies Bid for Public to Access to Juror Names

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

The US Supreme Court won’t consider whether courts can routinely prohibit public access to juror names in a case testing the reach of the First Amendment.

Arizona-based journalist David M. Morgan challenged the practice by judges in the border county of Cochise to only provide juror names to the parties. He says the First Amendment only allows the names to be withheld in special cases.

The Arizona Supreme Court said First Amendment free speech guarantees don’t reach as far as Morgan claims and that its up to the court’s discretion to withhold names. The ruling upheld the blocking of potential ...