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GEORGE SHINN TO APPEAL UNSEALING OF COURT RECORDS
Published September 16, 1997
A SC judge on Monday "decided to unseal court records detailing sexual-misconduct allegations against Charlotte Hornets owner GEORGE SHINN," according to Reinan, Chandler & Suchetka of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Circuit Judge John Hayes III "gave Shinn's attorneys 24 hours to appeal his ruling. They said they would appeal today. The appellate court could take as long as a week to consider the appeal. ... A warrant for last week's search of Shinn's waterfront mansion in Tega Cay, S.C., contains a lengthy statement from the woman about the morning of Sept. 5, when she claims the incident occurred" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 9/16). On Friday, Shinn's attorney persuaded [Judge Hayes] to seal the search warrant and all other information regarding the incident," saying the release would "cause irreparable harm" (Wright & Eichel, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 9/13).