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Bradley v. Ackal

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The Reporters Committee, The Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, and 32 media organizations filed an amici brief in support of The Advocate and KATC in their appeal before the Fifth Circuit of the denial of their motion to unseal the amount of a settlement in Bradley v. Ackal, a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the child of a man who was shot and killed while in handcuffs in a police vehicle.  The amici brief highlights the importance of public access to judicial records, arguing that the district court erred in dismissing the significant public interest in the settlement records, especially the settlement amount, in this case.


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