Tom Benson in contentious court hearing today, without media
NEW ORLEANS - The trial of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has begun today, without the presence of the media.
The trial is focused on Benson's competency and comes after his granddaugher Rita was removed from certain aspects of his will and trust.
The hearings will be closed to the media, a decision that comes after two different suits to open the case to the media. Judge Kern Reese cited privacy concerns for Benson's sensitive medical information in his ruling.
First Ammendment Attorney Mary Ellen Roy filed an application for a supervisory writ and suggested that certain aspects be closed, but called an entire ban of the trial 'unconstitutional.'