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Judge to Decide on Releasing Deedy Trial Transcripts

·By civilbeat

Circuit Court Judge Karen Ahn will decide within 21 days whether to release transcripts of closed-door proceedings during the final hours of federal agent Christopher Deedy’s murder trial last year, which ended in a mistrial. 

The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that Ahn must hold a hearing on Ahn’s reasons for shuttering various proceedings from public view. That hearing was this morning, but media attorney Jeff Portnoy was frustrated that Ahn still did not provide her reasoning for closing the proceedings to the public. 

Instead, Ahn said discussing the reasoning for closing the proceedings