Circuit Judge Karen Ahn sealed transcripts of a bench conference and a closed court session held Monday before she declared a mistrial in Christopher Deedy’s murder case. On Tuesday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser sought a transcript of the bench conference and the closed session, and discovered the transcripts were sealed. Jeffrey Portnoy, the Star-Advertiser attorney looking into the matter, said sealing the transcripts violates the First Amendment right of the press and the public to view matters that occur in the courtroom. Meanwhile, a hearing was set for tomorrow to set the retrial date. But, that has been postponed until September 13.