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Ex-Penn State Coach Sandusky Challenges Protective Order

July 12, 2012

Former Pennsylvania State University football coach Jerry Sandusky filed a notice of appeal seeking to challenge a protective order issued after he was convicted on state charges of child sexual abuse, according to court records.

Pennsylvania Judge John Cleland erred in his June 26 order requiring defense lawyers to keep government evidence confidential and provide the court with an inventory of materials gathered during the so-called pretrial discovery phase of Sandusky’s case, Karl Rominger, an attorney for Sandusky said in the filing.

“The net effect of the court’s order is to invade the province of attorney work product,” Rominger said papers filed in state court in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.

The protective order was one-sided and was not reciprocal upon prosecutors, Rominger said in the filing.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sophia Pearson in Philadelphia at spearson3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Hytha at mhytha@bloomberg.net


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