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28 USC 753 records (court recordings and transcripts)

The law requires all court proceedings to be recorded. Court reporters are sometimes allowed charge for the act of transcribing those records, but not for the actual transcript (once created), nor for the original recordings. Court clerks are required to keep them for 10 years, freely available to the public. In practice, virtually none of these public records are actually available. This requests all such records.

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Virginia judges exempt themselves from state public records law

Virginia judges exempt themselves from state public records law

The Virginia Supreme Court has issued eight new rules bringing new exemptions to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act that broadly block access to judicial records.

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What you missed from our FOIA Slack Chat with Ally Jarmanning

What you missed from our FOIA Slack Chat with Ally Jarmanning

WBUR’s digital content and data producer, Ally Jarmanning, joined us last Friday at MuckRock’s Slack Channel to discuss her latest efforts to create an open Google Doc where journalists and experts in the court system can recommend resources and tips to each other.

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