Don’t shut people out of Parkland shooting hearings, lawyers urge

The Broward State Attorney’s Office filed a response this week to a defense motion that would, if approved by the court, lock the public and press out of the courtroom until the trial begins. That sets up a clash with defense lawyers trying to protect Nikolas Cruz’s right to a fair trial in the murders of 17 students and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018,