- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) - A judge has denied a motion filed by a man facing criminal charges in a fatal car crash to bar the Craig Daily Press newspaper from the courtroom for future proceedings in the man’s case.

The Craig Daily Press reports (https://bit.ly/1PLFrzL) District Court Judge Shelley Hill in a court order issued Friday said keeping the newspaper from the courtroom was unwarranted.

Logan Otis filed the motion earlier this month, claiming that certain photographs taken by the Daily Press during his hearings violated state laws regarding media coverage of court proceedings.

Hill dismissed the claim, but acknowledged that the newspaper failed to request expanded media coverage to take photographs at a June 30 hearing.

The Daily Press had said barring reporters from the courtroom would’ve violated First Amendment rights.

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Information from: Craig Daily Press, https://www.craigdailypress.com

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