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Court: Death Row Inmate Doesn’t Have Right to Access All Records Related to Case

Posted By allan On November 26, 2012 @ 9:25 am In FBI,News Story | No Comments

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 A Tennessee death row inmate has been denied access to FBI records that he says would overturn his 1998 conviction for the murder of a Memphis motel clerk, the Associated Press reports [2].

A federal appeals court reaffirmed the FBI’s right to redact information under the Freedom of Information Act.

The redacted records, inmate Michael Dale Rimmer argues, contain information from witnesses who said he was the wrong suspect, the AP reported.

But the FBI won its argument that the names of those witnesses aren’t important enough to trump the privacy rights of witnesses, the AP wrote.


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