A federal judge is reconsidering her decision to close files and impose a gag order in Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against President Clinton.
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A group of media organizations, including The Associated Press, had asked that the files be opened.
After Wright declined, the media groups appealed to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court ordered the judge to reconsider her decision in light of her April 1 ruling dismissing Mrs. Jones' lawsuit.
On Monday, Wright said she was particularly interested in hearing the parties address her conclusion that protecting the privacy of people who might be the subject of intrusive and embarrassing discovery is reason enough for maintaining the order.
Other media organizations who sued to lift the order include CBS; The New York Times; Pulitzer Publishing; USA Today; ABC; NBC; CNN; Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Fox News Network; the Society of Professional Journalists; and Little Rock Newspapers Inc. the publisher of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.