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Eli Segal, a partner and co-chair of the Pepper Hamilton's First Amendment and Newsroom practice, was quoted in the October 22, 2019 Philadelphia Inquirer article, "Judge in Rittenhouse Square Stabbing Trial Won’t Release Juror Names, Citing Potential Safety Issues."
Attorney Eli M. Segal, who represents The Inquirer, argued Monday that state law generally presumes that juror names should be made public unless a judge articulates specific reasons for keeping them secret.
In declining The Inquirer’s request, Bronson cited the potential for safety concerns. But he also said he would call members of the racially mixed panel and provide a way for them to contact the news organization if they wanted to speak about the verdict.
Segal said The Inquirer was satisfied with the ruling and would not appeal.