- Court Upholds Order to Unseal Records in Brazen Lynching (Associated Press, 2/11/2019)
- Court: Release Georgia Lynching Case Transcripts (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2/11/2019)
- Appeals Court Orders Grand Jury Testimony Unsealed in 1946 Case (The Washington Post, 2/12/2019)
- Ruling May Help Unlock Answers to Notorious 1946 "Moore's Ford" Lynchings (CBS News, 2/12/2019)
- Court orders secret transcripts released in 1946 case considered to be America's last mass lynching (CNN, 2/12/2019)
- Court Upholds Order to Unseal Records in Brazen Lynching (US News & World Report, 2/11/2019)
- NJ Lawyer Prevails in Unsealing Grand Jury Transcript in 1946 Lynching Case (NJ Law Journal, 2/12/2019)
- With 2nd court victory, Morris lawyer Joe Bell brings justice closer for victims of mass lynching (MorristownGreen.com, 2/12/2019)
- Unsolved mass lynching grand jury testimony set for release thanks to N.J. lawyer (NJ.com, 2/11/2019)
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