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Trial records are presumptively open in Wyoming, unless a specific statute requires sealing of the record. The Wyoming Supreme Court had recently adopted rules regarding access to court records and redaction of court records, effective January 1, 2010. After receiving numerous questions and concerns regarding the new rules, the Court rescinded the rules pending further review. The rescinded rules contained a list of records made confidential by statute. The redaction rules required that financial information, birth dates, and addresses be redacted from all court records, except for arrest warrants and charging documents, including supporting affidavits.
See Subsection I above.
Wyoming has no specific case law regarding the copying of audiovisual records. The rules that the Wyoming Supreme recently adopted and then rescinded governing access to records did contain provisions governing electronic access.
Wyoming has no case law specific to civil trials, but they are generally open to the public.