Records in Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case one step closer to being made public

A federal court of appeals in New York on Monday moved a step closer to unsealing documents that could reveal new evidence in the case of Jeffrey Epstein, who’s been accused of being part of an international sex trafficking operation.

A three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals gave the parties until March 29 to argue their case that the documents detailing the alleged international sex trafficking operation should remain sealed.

The evidence will be made public unless the lawyers make a convincing argument, the panel said, according to the Miami Herald.

An unusual coalition of media organizations, a far-right conspiracy theorist and Epstein’s own attorney Alan Dershowitz are seeking to have the record made public in a lawsuit against Epstein’s alleged madam, Ghislane Maxwell.