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Friday, October 10, 2008

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit briefs no longer available online?

Recall this post from yesterday on "7th Circuit issues Illinois election decision that references Indiana"? The case was Allan J. Stevo v. Keith et al,.

Today I looked for the briefs in the case via the 7th Circuit site. Instead, I got this message:

In accordance with policy initiatives promulgated by the Judicial Conference of the United States , public access to view or download documents for this type of case will be unavailable on the Internet. Unless sealed by court order, documents will continue to be available for physical inspection in the office of the Clerk of the Court.
I looked for the briefs for some other recent civil cases and got the same response.

What gives? For years all 7th Circuit briefs, except for criminal cases, have been accessible online. It was one of the site's great features. Anyone have a clue?

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 10, 2008 04:19 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions