A federal judge Wednesday rejected a request by the Bronx, N.Y.-based Inner City Press-Community on the Move to extend the comment period in the Citicorp-Travelers Group merger.

District Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York said, however, that she would rule quickly on a Freedom of Information Act suit filed by Inner City Press. The group wants access to all the documents Fed General Counsel J. Virgil Mattingly relied on when he reviewed aspects of the Citicorp-Travelers deal before the merger was publicly announced.

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