Newspapers Move to Unseal Documents on Abuse Lawsuits

April 25, 2002

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

New York Times


WATERBURY, Conn., April 24 - Lawyers for The New York Times
and The Hartford Courant urged a judge today to officially
unseal confidential court records related to more than two
dozen lawsuits involving Connecticut priests who were
accused of sexually abusing children.

Despite the court seal, The Courant has already obtained
and published some of the documents, including tran>
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