The Chill of Blanket Orders
Burgess, Susan, News Media and the Law
After long legal battles, the news media unravel blanket confidentiality orders in two federal circuits.
When Jim Dooley of The Honolulu Advertiser learned that a 10-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department's elite Criminal Intelligence Unit had sued the department alleging corruption and misconduct, he wanted to get copies of the court filings as quickly as possible.
At U.S. District Court in Honolulu, however, he learned that all the documents in Kenneth Kamakana's case against the city were under seal, including the parties' motions to decide the case without a trial. Several months after Kamalcana sued in the fall of 2000, the parties agreed to a protective order …
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Publication information: Article title: The Chill of Blanket Orders. Contributors: Burgess, Susan - Author. Magazine title: News Media and the Law. Volume: 30. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2006. Page number: 30+. © Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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