5th Circuit Judges Should Think Twice in Keeping Search Affidavits Sealed

first_img Password Not a subscriber? Sign up for The Texas Lawbook. Remember me Armed federal agents raided a suburban Houston aviation company 16 months ago based on a sealed affidavit. The result: employees quit, customers fled and the business went bankrupt. Agents still have not charged the business owner with a crime, but they will not let him see the affidavit either. But the Fifth Circuit, in an obscure ruling this week, said yes to greater access to court records in the pre-indictment stage. The Lawbook has the details . . .You must be a subscriber to The Texas Lawbook to access this content.center_img Lost your password? Usernamelast_img

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