Skip to content

Giuffre v. Maxwell

Post categories

  1. Court Access
The Reporters Committee and 32 media organizations filed an amici brief in support of the Miami Herald’s appeal before the…

The Reporters Committee and 32 media organizations filed an amici brief in support of the Miami Herald’s appeal before the Second Circuit on its motion to unseal Giuffre v. Maxwell.  The district court denied the Miami Herald’s motion to unseal the underlying case, a defamation lawsuit brought by one of the alleged victims of sex trafficking by financier Jeffrey Epstein.  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 records of this case.  It further argues that the district court should have done an individualized right of access analysis on each judicial record, rather than authorizing blanket sealing and redaction.

2018-12-17-Giuffre-v-Maxwell.pdf