UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION
December 17, 2010
BELINDA KIRK AND J.H., HER MINOR SON,
YOLANDA BALDOVINOS, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lucy H. Koh United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO SEAL AND ORDERING COUNTY TO SUBMIT REDACTED VERSIONS OF SEALED DOCUMENTS
The County of Alameda has filed a request to seal certain documents in the file, on the basis that they contain private, privileged, confidential and sensitive personal information regarding the 20 minor J.H. and his family. See Dkt. No. 71. Because the Court finds that these documents contain 21 sealable information, the County's request is granted, and the Court will seal these documents.
However, the County must comply with the Local Rules regarding the sealing of documents. See Civil Local Rule 79-5. The Local Rules state that requests to seal "must be narrowly tailored to 24 seek sealing only of sealable material." Accordingly, by Thursday, January 13, 2011, the County 25 must file proposed redacted versions of the sealed documents, with the sealable portions redacted, 26 along with the reason for the redactions, so that these may be filed publicly. The Court will 27 prepare a redacted version of its Order at Docket Number 55. 28 In the future, the parties must follow the procedure in the local rules for filing documents under seal. This procedure includes submitting an administrative motion to seal, and a redacted, 3 public version of any documents containing sealable information. See Civil Local Rule 79-5. 4
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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