No `lock' on Clark custody case

  Jonathan T. Lovitt


  USA Today


  Page 04A

  (Copyright 1995)


  LOS ANGELES - Marcia Clark, lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder

  trial, lost her bid Monday to keep reporters out of her bitterly fought child

  custody battle.


  "It seems to me that you're asking me to lock the barn door after the horse ran

  away," Superior Court Judge Robert Parkin said Monday.


  Parkin lifted a temporary order that had sealed records in Clark's divorce from

  computer engineer Gordon Clark, 36. He also ruled lawyers can discuss the case



  Gordon Clark has asked for full-time custody of their two sons, ages 5 and 3. He

  charged that his estranged wife's long workdays on the Simpson case keep her

  from properly caring for the boys.


  A custody hearing on the case is scheduled for Monday.


  Contributing: Julie Carver

  PHOTO,b/w,Pool photo