After the hearing, Springsteen attorney Joe James Sawyer answered a few questions from reporters. Sawyer said that he thought today's hearing was one of "the most bizarre role reversals" he's ever seen in that the defense was seeking scientific testing of evidence and the State was trying to prohibit it.
Sawyer said that one of the big things not to come out in today's hearing was any mention of CODIS (combined DNA index system), the huge DNA profile data bank. Someone then asked Sawyer if he had reason to believe that new DNA evidence exists. Sawyer said, "I can't address that." He went on to say he thought there was nothing "more despicable than a gag order" and that gag orders violate the First Amendment.