The case for access
- By William Matthews
- Nov 12, 2000
The Judicial Conference of the United States spells out alternatives for
regulating access to legal records, both at court-houses and online. For
example, the alternatives for civil case files are:
* Assume all filed, unsealed documents should be available in both venues.
* Define classes of documents that should be included in a "public
file," with others sealed off from both venues.
* Establish levels of access to certain electronic case file information.
* Amend existing rules to accommodate privacy and security concerns.