WEST PALM BEACH, FL - A judge will privately review Rush Limbaugh's medical records before handing them over to prosecutors
investigating the radio commentator's drug use.
The judge says once his review is complete, he would return documents that do not relate to the investigation to Limbaugh's attorney.
Investigators seized the records with search warrants in 2003 but they have remained sealed because Limbaugh appealed, arguing that the seizure violated his privacy rights.
He lost at the Circuit and appellate court levels, and the Florida Supreme Court declined to hear the case. But his appeals successfully put off the investigation for more than 19 months.
The Palm Beach County State Attorney's office says the records contain information that Limbaugh engaged in "doctor shopping," or illegally deceiving multiple doctors to receive overlapping prescriptions.