Protect Litigant Privacy In E-Filing Access, 7th Circ. Urged
Law360 (September 14, 2018, 10:33 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit wrestled Friday over whether to reverse a lower court's order that forced Cook County’s court clerk to make electronically filed complaints "immediately and contemporaneously" available to reporters, asking how to define that phrase when the court operates on business hours and the federal appeals system works like Cook County’s with respect to processing documents.
Paul Castiglione, counsel for Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, told the three-judge panel its definition should factor in the time it takes the clerk to ensure litigants’ filings are formatted properly and do not contain confidential information such as Social Security numbers,...
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