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CASE ENTRY

Courthouse News Service v. Brown

Illinois court clerk’s office releases filings only after they’ve been processed, not immediately upon receipt. Courthouse News Service challenges policy as a First Amendment violation. Seventh Circuit: Um … that’s the way we do it, too. In any event, federal courts don’t need to be telling state courts how to manage their paperwork, so we abstain (and create a circuit split with the Ninth Circuit).


Tags: 2018, Federalism, First Amendment, Seventh Circuit

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