Eleventh Circuit Upholds Open Court Standard

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 25, 2005

Press release, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: “Secret docketing procedures used by a federal court in Miami are unconstitutional, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta (11th Cir.) has ruled, meaning federal trial courts in three states must provide written explanations when they decide that sealing documents is warranted.

  • The court’s opinion
  • The Reporters Committee’s amicus brief
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