Courts- Access

See also Judicial Proceedings

Hulk Hogan records to remain sealed October 2015 (39:10), p. 2

Online access concerns lawyers September 2015 (39:09), p. 3

Unusual legislative session yields dismal results August 2015 (39:08), The Back Page

Judge rescinds order restricting court protests August 2015 (39:08), p. 5

Court limits media coverage May 2015 (39:05), p.3

Florida counties will offer online court records April 2015 (39:04), p.1

Media want prompt, equal access to court e-records July 2014 (38:07), The Back Page.

Court rules for media access to murder trial June 2014 (38:06), p. 1

Media appeals exclusion from jury selection May 2014 (38:05), p. 2

"Stand your ground" amendment would limit records access May 2014 (38:05), p. 3

Access to county court records often delayed January 2014 (38:01), 2013 Freedom of Information Report, p. 4

Complete courtroom access policies essential January 2014 (38:01), p.The Back Page

Group requests access to Manning documentsJuly 2013 (37:7), p.1

RCFP urges court to unseal records in patent dispute May 2013 (37:5), p.2

Access to court records delayed in some Florida counties April 2013 (37:4), p.2

Media parties intervene in Zimmerman case July 2012 (36:7), The Back Page

Judge says clicking "like" is not protected speech July 2012 (36:7), p.1

Prosecution blocks witness names in Martin case July 2012 (36:7), p.1

Space Coast Health Foundation wants litigation details sealed June 2012 (36:6), p.2

News Groups challenge sealing of Martin records June 2012 (36:6), p.1

The Miami Herald asks judge to unseal documents May 2012 (36:5), p.2

1st Judicial Circuit amends court access rules April 2012 (36:4), p.1

Congress mulls bill requiring cameras in high court February 2012 (36:2), p.2

Judge unveils juror names December 2011 (35:12), p.1

Judge denies camera ban in Collier County teen murder case October 2011 (35:10), p.2

Pa. Supreme Court allows TV cameras in courtroom October 2011 (35:10), p.2

Judge refuses to issue gag order, close proceedings July 2011 (35:7), p.5

Newspaper challenges sealing of court records July 2011 (35:7), p.1

Case involving Tiger Woods remains open April 2011 (35:4), p.3

Media wins bid for access to witness list March 2011 (35:3), p.1

Media wins limited access to trialJanuary 2011 (35:1), p.3

Chief Justice orders access to foreclosure hearings January 2011 (35:1), p.1

Federal judges approve pilot camera study November 2010 (34:11), p.3

Newspapers challenge ban July 2010 (34:7), p.2

Judge grants access to depositions in Ponzi case July 2010 (34:7), p.1

Rule change targets falsification of criminal records April 2010 (34:4), The Back Page

National litigation fund gives first awards to Florida FOI activists April 2010 (34:4), p. 3

Review spurs use of forms to seal civil casesApril 2010 (34:4), Pg. 3

Appeals court: No right to speak at open meetings(Tallahassee) April 2010 (34:4), p. 1

Judge denies request to close murder trial February 2010 (34:2), p.3

Florida newspapers unite to challenge NCAA secrecy December 2009 (33:12), The Back Page

Media seeks access to Smart case (Salt Lake City)December 2009 (33:12), p.3

Bill to allow cameras in courts (Washington) June 2009 (33:6); p. 1

Rule could limit access (Palm Beach) January 2009 (33:1); p.1

Rosenberg records stay sealed (New York) October 2008 (32:10); p.2

Sentinel wins access to confession (Broward County) April 2008 (32:4), p. 3

Court rejects mayor's effort to delete parts of critical report (West Palm Beach) March 2008 (32:3), p. 3

Groups seek voter rolls for 2008 (Tallahassee) January 2008 (32:1), p. 2

Judge seals confession tape already in circulation (Jacksonville) January 2008 (32:1), p. 2

Judge allows media access to Jena 6 proceedings (New Orleans)
January 2008 (32:1), p. 2

NBA player's case remains open (Sarasota County) December 2007 (31:12), p. 2

Court denies bid to re-hear case (Miami) November 2007 (31:11), p. 3

Fla. Supreme Court issues revised records policy (Tallahassee) November 2007 (31:11), p. 1

Sealed criminal records reach high (Orlando) October 2007 (31:10), p. 1

Lawmaker wants report sealed (West Palm Beach) June 2007 (31:6), p. 2

Critics question sealing of settlement under new rules (Broward County) June 2007 (31:6), p. 1

Supreme Court issues opinion on secret cases (Tallahassee) May 2007 (31:5), p. 1

Chief Justice: Secret cases are not widespread (Tallahassee) April 2007 (31:4), p. 1

Courtroom recording systems raise record issues (Panama City) February 2007 (31:2), p. 1

Newspapers win access to recording of "trial" (Tampa) November 2006 (30:11), p. 2

Secret docket investigations lead to consideration of new rules. (Miami) October 2006 (30:10), p. 1

Candidate's lawsuit remains sealed before election. (Sarasota) October 2006 (30:10), p. 2

Judge demands reporters' names in Trump trial. (Miami) October 2006 (30:10), p. 2

Documents released, then sealed in Ocala murder case. (Ocala) October 2006 (30:10), p. 2

Media General wins hearing before sealing of documents. (Tampa) September 2006 (30:9), p. 1

Court orders more study of online records access. (Tallahassee) September 2006 (30:9), p. 1

Graphic photos remain sealed in sex case involving teacher (Tampa) November 2005 (29:11), p. 2

Documents sealed in trial of teens accused of killing homeless man (Daytona Beach) October 2005 (29:10), p. 2

Florida Supreme Court discusses stricter rules for cameras in court (Tallahassee) August 2005 (29:8), p. 2

Judge refuses to close hearings in Miami conspiracy trial. (Miami) June 2003 (27:6), p. 3

New report tracks increase in government secrecy May 2003 (27:5), Back Page

Florida Supreme Court asked to review appeal in access case (Miami) April 2003 (27:4), p. 1

Judge will not bar public from hearing (Punta Gorda) March 2003 (27:3), p, 2

Judge denies motion for “gag” order (Tallahassee) February 2003 (27:2), p. 3

Camera rule change dropped (Tallahassee) February 2003 (27:2) p.1

Judge refuses to close juvenile’s hearing (Fort Myers) January 2003 (27:1), p. 3

Judge closes hearings, issues gag order (Bartow) November 2002 (26:11), p. 3

Panel allows immigration hearings to be closed (Philadelphia) November 2002 (26:11), p. 2

Commissioner pleads no contest (Pensacola) October 2002 (26:10), p.1

Judge Keeps Bush hearings open (Orlando) November 2002 (26:11), p.1

Immigration hearings should be open (Cincinnati) October 2002 (26:10), p. 3

Judge says terrorism hearings public (Detroit) May 2002 (26:5), p 1

No gag in Florida cemetery case (Fort Lauderdale) April 2002 (26:4), p. 2

Georgia judge narrows gag order in crematorium case (Walker County, GA) April 2002 (26:4), p 2

Judge bars cameras from Moussaoui trial (Washington) March 2002 (26:3), p. 1

Judge won’t force media to hide names, faces, July 2001, (25:7), p. 4

Reporters gain access in tire blowout suit (Lake City), January 2001 (25:1), p. 2

Bomber's letter's to remain sealed (Tallahassee), January 2001 (25:1), p. 1

Shooting video ban upheld (West Palm Beach), October 2000 (24:10), p. 3

Judge allows public viewing of teacher slaying video (West Palm Beach), September 2000 (24:9), p. 3

Parent argues for open court (Tallahassee), August 2000 (24:8), p.1

Judge unseals materials in abortion trial (Tallahassee), February 2000 (24:2), p. 2

Judge steps down to avoid perception of bias (West Palm Beach), January 2000 (24:1), p. 3

Gag order upheld in trial of 3 teenagers, December 1999, (23:12) p. 3

Judge: no gag order for a project opponent, November 1999, (23:11) p. 2

Court upholds partial closure of courtroom in sexual abuse trial (Brevard County), October 1999 (23:10), p. 3

Attorney fined for breaking the gag order, September 1999, (23:9) p. 2

Circuit judge allows media coverage at child abuse trial (Ft. Lauderdale), September 1999 (23:9), p. 2

Gag order issued in tobacco trial (Miami) Dec. 1998 (22:12), p. 1

Court overturns judge’s block on access (Tampa), September 1998 (22:9), p. 1

IRS granted access to cable information (Pensacola), July 1998 (22:7), p. 2

Jurors’ identities shielded to protect from harassment (Miami), April 1998 (22:4), p. 3

Supreme Court to be on TV, November 1997 (21:11), p. 4

‘Small’ News-Leader scores big victory for court access (analysis by Adam Liptak), October 1996 (20:10), p. 4

Federal appeals court opens sealed hearing transcript, October 1996 (20:10), p. 1

Judge opens commissioner’s divorce proceedings (Ocala), June 1996 (20:6), p. 3

Reporter ejected from hearing (Ocala), May 1996 (20:5), p. 1

Judge requests to seal court records (Ft. Myers), February 1996 (20:2), p. 3

Attorney’s, not media get access to records (West Palm Beach), November 1995 (19:11), p. 3

Media off limits to Ziles’ attorneys (Palm Beach County), June 1995 (19:6), p. 3

Federal judge slow to see benefits of open courts (analysis by Curt Pierson), May 1994 (18:5), p. 4

Public access hard to achieve in Corces extortion case (analysis by Anne R. Noble), March 1994 (18:30) p. 6

Judge delays decision on whether to bar media in murder trial (Melbourne), January 1994 (18:1), p. 3

Federal courts stop keeping secret dockets (Tampa), December 1993 (17:11), p. 3

Judge opens hearings concerning HIV testing of suspect (Sanford), December 1993 (17:11), p. 3

Judge closes court hearings on HRS, November 1993 (17:10), p. 1

Judge bans TV broadcasts of jurors in rape/kidnapping trial (West Palm Beach), August-September 1993 (17:8), p. 3

Judge bars public from Rolling hearings (Gainesville), July 1993 (17:7), p. 1

Media challenge closed hearings in Volusia murder case, February 1993 (17:2), p. 1

Judge lets media into boy’s ‘divorce’ trial, October 1992 (16:10), p. 1

Loeb jury selection opened on motion of WTLV attorneys, August 1992 (16:8), p. 3

Advance planning improves court’s relationship with media (analysis by Bill F. Chamberlin), June 1992 (16:6), p. 4

Judge seals court filings in rape case (Lakeland), April 1992 (16:4), p. 2

Press wins access to custody hearing (Jacksonville), February 1991 (15:2), p. 3

Judge closes judicial session to shut out reporter (Inverness), August-September 1990 (14:7), p. 2

Judge won’t close records in divorce case (Ocala), March 1989 (13:3), p. 1

Bill seeks to seal all divorce matters, March 1989 (13:3), p. 1

Magistrate refuses to unseal documents, March 1989 (13:3), p. 1

Newspapers seek prosecution material (Florida Today and Orlando Sentinel), February 1989 (13:2), p. 1

Magistrate asked to open search warrant (Jacksonville), February 1989 (13:2), p. 1

Judge admits he kept case from public (Miami), January 1989 (13:1), p. 1

Court to review gag order in drug probe (Gainesville), October 1988 (12:8), p. 1

Judge restricts media at murder trial (Tampa), July-August 1988 (12:6), p. 1

Records sealed in investment scam case, March 1988 (12:2), p. 1

State high court: Right to fair trial overrides public access, March 1988 (12:2), p. 1

Judge bars reporter from hearing; cites ‘malicious’ writings on land deals (Sanford), January- February 1988 (12:10) p. 1

U.S. Supreme Court upholds lower court; pre-trial depositions still closed to press, December 1987 (11:10), p. 1

Denial of access to deposition setback for public access (analysis by Norman Davis), October 1987 (11:8), p. 4

State supreme court hears arguments on judge’s closure of pretrial records, October 1987 (11:8), p. 1

Supreme Court denies media right of access to pretrial depositions, March 1987 (11:2), p. 1

Federal judge cites U.S. security in denying access to court records, December 1986 (10:10), p. 2

Judge affirms media access right during ‘Baby Doe’ adoption case, October 1986 (10:8), p. 2

Court affirms denial of access to bench-conference transcripts, April 1986 (10:3), p. 1