Judge orders stay on release of Tucson shooter mug shots Maureen Cosgrove at 7:39 PM ET
[JURIST] Federal District Judge Larry Burns [Judgepedia profile] ordered [text, PDF] on Friday that the federal mug shots of accused Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner temporarily be kept from public view. Defense counsel for Loughner filed an emergency motion to bar release of those photos to the public, arguing that release of the photos would bring unwanted media attention [Reuters report]. The motion claimed that the photos were unfairly prejudicial and their admission would be tantamount to trying him in the media. The court will hear arguments and make a final determination on the defendant's motion on February 18, 2011.
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