Eli Segal, an associate with Pepper Hamilton, was quoted in the December 16, 2016 NewsWorks article, "Federal Judge Unseals Documents, Explains Why He Dismissed Juror in Fattah Case."
During a brief hearing Friday morning, Pepper Hamilton attorney Eli Segal argued the public has common law and First Amendment rights to review court materials, especially when they're part of a corruption case involving an elected official.
"The public really cares what's going on here," said Segal, adding that access to court records "promotes the public understanding of the judicial process" and confidence in the system overall.
Segal also asked Bartle to allow prosecutors and defense attorneys to publicly discuss the dismissal. Bartle had instructed lawyers on both sides to keep quiet.