Consumer Groups Press Court to Open Sealed Case Records

Case tests the authority of federal judges to conceal documents from the public.

, The National Law Journal

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The case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit tests the scope of the authority of judges to close courtrooms and to conceal documents from the public.

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  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    Unless the government seeks primarily to provide those generous campaign contributors who happen to be personal injury lawyers with leads for still more economy-sapping meritless lawsuits, why on earth would it wish to identify companies that are falsely accused of making unsafe products?

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