Comments filed in 2000 with the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts regarding public access over the internet to the federal courts' electronic case management system.
In re "Agent Orange" Product Liability Litigation, 821 F.2d 139 (2d Cir. 1987), Anderson v. Cryovac, Inc., et al., 805 F.2d 1 (1st Cir. 1986) — Wrote amicus curiae briefs on the issue of public access to pretrial discovery documents in civil cases. The brief in In re "Agent Orange," filed in the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on behalf of eight media organizations, dealt with post-settlement access to discovery materials. The brief in Anderson, filed in the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, dealt with pretrial access to discovery documents.
KOAT Television Inc. v. Anaya, et al. Wrote amici curiae brief filed in the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on behalf of three media organizations arguing that the public and media have a First Amendment right of access to civil pretrial proceedings.
The Florida Star v. B.J.F — Wrote amici curiae briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that a Florida statute prohibiting publication of a rape victim's name violates the First Amendment and that a violation of the statute constitutionally cannot support a $100,000 award for emotional distress. discovery documents.
Gannett Co., Inc. v. Delaware v. Pennell — Wrote amici curiae brief filed in the Delaware Supreme Court on behalf of five media organizations, arguing that the public and news media have a First Amendment right to know the identities of jurors who will decide a criminal case.