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Judge sets deadline for Tucson documents release

TUCSON, Ariz. — A federal judge asked to unseal remaining search warrants
in the 2011 Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle
Giffords has given prosecutors and defense attorneys until May 8 to respond.

Attorneys for The Washington Post, Phoenix TV station KPNX and Phoenix
Newspapers Inc., which publishes the Arizona Republic, want U.S. District Judge
Larry Burns to release at least four remaining sealed and unredacted documents
in the case.

About 2,700 pages of investigative papers were released by the Pima County
Sheriff’s Department on March 27.

Federal prosecutors asked Burns for more time to review the remaining
documents. Burns did Thursday.

Six people were killed and 13 others wounded including Giffords in the shooting
outside a Tucson supermarket on Jan. 8, 2011. Giffords was holding a
meet-and-greet with constituents.


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