'Varsity Blues' Attys Say Feds Want Too Much Info Kept Secret
By Aaron Leibowitz (April 16, 2019, 10:22 PM EDT) -- Attorneys for seven defendants in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal asked a Boston federal judge Tuesday to reject the government's request to keep a "broad" amount of information under wraps, saying the documents prosecutors want to keep private could ultimately help those charged clear their names.
The government said in a motion earlier this month that all discovery material should be kept private within each defense team and said personal identifying information about the defendants should be redacted. But a group of defense attorneys representing coaches and test administrators accused in the scheme said the proposal seeks to obscure the same...
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