What was the government's role in the case of U.S. v. Delorean?
- gatitaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
In October 1982, Stephen Arrington, John DeLorean, and William Hetrick were indicted in Los Angeles on charges of violating federal narcotics statutes. The legal proceedings
surrounding DeLorean's indictment have created much public interest and received
extensive coverage in the press. From the beginning of these proceedings until December
22, 1982, the district court records and files in the case were open to inspection by the
press and public. On December 22, however, the district judge responded to the wide
press coverage by ordering that all future filings of documents in the instant matter . . .
shall be in camera. Said documents shall be filed under seal in order to permit this court
to initially review them and to make a determination with regard to disclosure based on
defendants' rights under the Sixth Amendment and the First Amendment rights of the
public as set forth in U.S. v. Brooklier, 685 F.2d 1162 (9th Cir. 1982).
This order was issued sua sponte, without any notice to, or opportunity to be heard by,
the parties, the press, or the public. The order was not accompanied by any findings.
The government was prosecuting Delorean on drug charges.
- 1 decade ago
Delorean was busted for drug trafficking.
he was packing cocaine into the panels of his cars and then delivering them across state lines.
That's interstate trafficking and money laundering.
It's was most likely a DEA / FBI case.
- 1 decade ago
Basically, They needed to regulate time travel, since it was too risky....remember how Marty screwed things up just by buying that sports almanac?