In re Motion to Unseal Court Records

The Law Center moved to unseal multiple documents filed under seal without apparent explanation in United States v. Katherine P. Kealoha, 17-CR-582 JMS RLP-1.  The Law Center’s motion is filed under 18-MC-477 JMS-RLP.  On December 21, 2018, Magistrate Judge Richard Puglisi denied the motion to unseal, stating that the documents were sealed to protect a medical matter and Defendant Katherine Kealoha’s right to a fair trial.  The Law Center appealed the decision to District Judge J. Michael Seabright.  On February 20, 2019, Judge Seabright ordered most of the filings (concerning Katherine Kealoha’s competency to stand trial) unsealed, but permitted some documents to be redacted or withheld to protect specific medical information.  The Law Center moved for reconsideration, and on April 4, Judge Seabright ordered additional information released.

Unsealed Docket Entries