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The Reporters Committee urged a military court to recognize a right of access to all documents filed as part of a court martial proceeding.
Urging the state Supreme Court to accept proposed amendments to its rules that would allow for camera coverage of trials.
The Reporters Committee joined an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that litigation by one FOIA requester does not stop others from litigating for the same documents.
Urging the state Supreme Court to reject a proposal to treat as confidential all requests to seal records in criminal cases.
The Reporters Committee commented on proposed access rules presented to the New Jersey Supreme Court, which create a presumption of access to records but defer a decision on allowing greater electronic access.
The Reporters Committee joined a media coalition opposing a prior restraint against the wikileaks.org web site which completely cut off access to the site.
Arguing that records in the civil case over liability following the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks should be open to the public.
Urging the court to recognize the public interest in opening attorney disciplinary proceedings.
Arguing that court records related to a lawsuit between the NCAA and University of North Dakota should not be sealed.
Arguing that a civil rights lawsuit filed by journalists who were assaulted by FBI agents in Puerto Rico should not have been dismissed.
The Reporters Committee urged the courts to continue to allow online access to plea bargains.
The Reporters Committee argued that it was inappropriate for a judge to compel a television reporter to produce a report on "a public need" as punishment for a contempt finding.
The Reporters Committee recommended that Minnesota courts change their long-standing policy and adopt court rules that would allow electronic and photographic equipment into the state’s trial courts.
A report on the cases and holdings of Michael Mukasey related to the First Amendment and freedom of information issues.
Arguing that a prison's ban on media interviews with an inmate are based on political, not penological, interests.
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