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Lawyers Author Article in ‘Media Law Letter’ on String of Victories for Courthouse News Service

July 10, 2020

San Francisco Partner Rachel Matteo-Boehm, Washington Partner Heather Goldman and San Francisco Counsel Katherine Keating authored an article in the June issue of MLRC Media Law Letter concerning three First Amendment court decisions in favor of BCLP client Courthouse News Service (CNS), which reports on civil litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. “During a six-week period in January and February 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, federal courts in California and Virginia decided three important cases addressing the requirement that access to court records be ‘contemporaneous’ or, as the Ninth Circuit puts it, ‘timely.’ Collectively, these decisions – which together represent almost a decade of litigation – create a framework for challenging delays in access to court records,” they wrote in their article, which begins on page 39.

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