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Sealing Court Records and Proceedings: A Pocket Guide

Robert Timothy Reagan
December 15, 2010
In Print: Available for Distribution

Court case records and proceedings are presumptively public, but occasionally there are compelling reasons for keeping all or parts of them confidential, sometimes permanently but often only temporarily. This pocket guide summarizes the case law on sealing records and proceedings and presents a useful procedural checklist of seven principles to follow when denying public access.