Steve Zansberg, a media law attorney at Ballard Spahr, spoke with Law Week Colorado about the petition he's filing with the Supreme Court on behalf of digital nonprofit Colorado Independent. Law Week Colorado describes the issues at hand as a "question of whether the First Amendment provides the public qualified access to judicial records."

The background of the filing of this petition is that a judge in the case People v. Sir Mario Owens found instances where "prosecutors withheld some evidence that could have been favorable to Owens' side." However, documents in the case are sealed.

"We will be arguing to the court that the ruling of the Colorado Supreme Court resolved an important question of constitutional law contrary to courts of appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court," said Zansberg.

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