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September 18, 2014

Opposition Grows to Removal of Public Case Files
By Pamela A. MacLean

The federal courts began removing thousands of electronic court files from public scrutiny August 11 through an “upgrade” in its electronic file management system. The American Association of Law Libraries, journalists and public access groups are currently mounting efforts to oppose the change and seeking ways to have records restored. With some advanced notice, groups seeking to compile and make available federal court documents could have focused on the records targeted for removal, said Brian Carver, an assistant professor at the UC Berkeley School of Information and director of the Free Law project. He made the comment in the FOIA Project (developed by TRAC) blog earlier this month.

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