IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 13, 2011
RICHARD M. GILMAN, ET AL.,
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, ET AL.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. Lawrence K. Karlton
ORDER TO SEAL DOCUMENTS
On April 6, 2011, the Court ruled orally on Plaintiffs' request to seal documents (CR #333). This order memorializes that ruling. The request is GRANTED as to Pages BPH 75 to 3555, because the Court finds a compelling reason that outweighs the general history of access and the public policies favoring disclosure, namely, that the documents include sensitive medical records such as psychological evaluations. See, e.g., BPH 160-168, 205- 206, 235-245, 258, 564-572, 774-776, 821-831, 1118-1120, 1423-1435, 1595-1607. The Clerk of the Court is directed to file and maintain these documents under seal indefinitely, permitting access only to officers and employees of the court, and court reporters where disclosure is necessary.
No compelling reasons, however, were presented to support the sealing of Pages BPH 1-69, which are training materials regarding petitions for advance hearings, and therefore the request to seal as to those pages is DENIED. Excerpts from these pages shall be filed in the public docket as Exhibits 38 to 42.
Approved as to form: /s/ Michael William Pott MICHAEL WILLIAM POTT Attorney for Defendants
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