EDITORIAL: Secrecy in Montwheeler case seems to serve state, not public interest

Once again, the public is being told to mind its own business when it comes to Anthony Montwheeler. First state officials and now a state judge have acted to prevent the public from learning crucial information about Montwheeler’s fitness for trial. The credibility of state government is as much at stake as Montwheeler’s guilt or innocence.

Montwheeler sits in the Malheur County Jail, awaiting trial for aggravated murder . . .

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