A defense lawyer in the Jerry Sandusky case has appealed the trial judge's order requiring the defense to identify who was provided access to evidence that was not made public in the trial.
Senior Judge John M. Cleland issued his order on June 26 after the state Attorney General's Office complained in a telephone hearing about leaks to reporters, said Karl E. Rominger, the lawyer who filed the appeal.
"Everybody agreed that a protection order would be fine," Rominger said.
But Cleland overstepped his authority, Rominger said, when he essentially made the order retroactive.
Before the order, there was no prohibition on the use of material shared by prosecutors in the discovery process.