He says the Coliseum Commission apparently violated the state's Brown Act during deliberations on USC's lease of the stadium.
The three defendants still must stand trial on related charges of bribery and conspiracy, an L.A. County Superior Court judge rules.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission unsuccessfully sought an emergency court order Friday demanding The Times and others surrender internal emails about its behind-the-scenes efforts to give USC control of the stadium.
Judge refuses to grant an order demanding the paper surrender emails about commission's efforts to give USC control of Coliseum.
A Superior Court judge on Friday denied an emergency motion brought by lawyers for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission seeking to recover documents sent anonymously to a Los Angeles Times reporter.