Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sealing Cases - Federal

Judicial Conference Urges Restraint In Sealing Civil Cases, BLT: The Blog of Times, Sept. 13, 2011.

The policy-making body of the federal judiciary approved a new standard today that instructs judges to limit sealing entire civil cases to only extraordinary circumstances. The Judicial Conference of the United States said the new policy emphasizes that sealing an entire case should be the last resort. Judges should first explore narrower alternatives, such as blacking out information or sealing particular documents, the panel said.

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