Newspapers challenge federal seal in Yee case

The Los Angeles Times and oth­er me­dia com­pan­ies on Monday asked to be al­lowed to chal­lenge fed­er­al pro­sec­utors who want to seal evid­ence in their case against Sen. Le­land Yee (D-San Fran­cisco) and Chin­atown fig­ure Ray­mond Chow. The gov­ern­ment seeks a pro­tect­ive or­der that would for­bid de­fense law­yers from re­veal­ing, un­til tri­al, even evid­ence of the in­no­cence of their cli­ents.

Sources: U.S. District Court