FORT WORTH — Saying a state district judge violated the Texas and U.S. constitutions, the Star-Telegram [on] Friday asked the judge to reconsider his unusually restrictive order banning the public — including the news media — from attending all pretrial hearings in the cases of three former TCU athletes accused of sexually assaulting another student.
The order Thursday from state district Judge Wayne Salvant also forbids the news media from reporting on any evidence presented during the hearings beyond a simple listing of witnesses . . . .(Rest of story) That's the craziest thing I've ever heard. Of all the rights in this country, the Freedom of the Press may be at the top of the list.