High Court Won't Review Case Involving 1946 Lynching Docs

Law360 (October 19, 2020, 10:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition to review a case regarding access to grand jury transcripts related to the lynching of four African Americans in Georgia in 1946.

With the denial, the high court declined to take up a case that had the chance to broaden circumstances under which grand jury material could be disclosed. The decision marks a loss in a historian's fight to gain access to materials from the unsolved slaying that has been referred to as the last mass lynching in American history. Despite federal and state investigations, as well as the convening of a...

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