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M.K.B. v. Warden [secret case]

 
IssueWhether the lower courts failed to comply with the Supreme Court’s common law and First Amendment jurisprudence governing public access to court filings and proceedings, where the lower courts sealed all court filings in federal habeas corpus case, as well as the entire docket of proceedings in the district court and the court of appeals, without articulating any findings to support sealing, and without considering the possibility of merely redacting those portions of the filings for which sealing might be legally justified?
Lower Court 11th Circuit
Lower Court Ruling First Amendment claim denied
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Kathlen M. Williams

Briefs
For Petitioner
Petitioner's Cert. Petition

For Amicus
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

News Stories & Commentary
AP, "Bush administration tries to keep high court arguments secret"

AP, "High court to White House: Explain secrecy in detainee case"

AP, "High court won't hear detainee secrecy case"

CSM, "Secret 9/11 case before high court"

Daily Business Review, "Plea for openness"

Tom Golstein (SCOTUsblog)

Press Release
Press Release, Reporters Committee for Freedomof the Press

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