|Submitted||Feb. 24, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:
All court documents related to the criminal case against Mr. Harvey Weinstein.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Dear Mr. Johnston:
This is the email address for the submission of FOIL requests for the administrative records of the Office of Court Administration. This Office does not maintain court records, nor are court records subject to FOIL. See Public Officers Law § 86.
Rather, access to court records is governed by section 255 of the Judiciary Law, and the custodian of court records typically is the clerk of the court or county clerk where the proceedings were handled. Additional information regarding access to court records is available at the following link: http://ww2.nycourts.gov/foil/CourtRecords.shtml
You should submit your request to the clerk of the court where these matters were handled. Section 255 requests should identify the specific records sought, to permit the clerk to conduct a search, determine what responsive records exist, and assess the search, copy, and certification fees, consistent with CPLR Article 80.
Very truly yours,
Assistant Deputy Counsel