In December of 2020, the U.S. District Court – Eastern Missouri issued for public comment a proposed rewrite of Local Rule 13.05 relating to the sealing of materials filed in civil and criminal cases. The Court received numerous comments and remarks from the public, lawyers, law firms, legal scholars, and the media. After consideration of all feedback, the Court adopted a new Local Rule 13.05. Following submission to the Eighth Circuit Judicial Council, newly-adopted Local Rule 13.05 will be effective June 1, 2021. Please see the press release and the full proposed Local Rule attached below for more information.
Friday, April 16, 2021