In re Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest

The Law Center objected to the Government’s effort to authorize sealing of court records as part of a proposed protective order for discovery purposes in United States v. Miske, 19-CR-99 DKW.  In accordance with long-standing U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit precedent, the Law Center requested that the Court require a proper motion to seal at the time of filing before any court records are sealed.  The Law Center’s objection is filed under 20-MC-309.  On August 12, the Court entered a more limited protective order that requires a proper motion to seal for future court filings.