Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

Sealed Filings

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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ANYONE FILING DOCUMENTS UNDER SEAL IN A CRIMINAL CASE:  Please pay attention to the TITLE in the caption of every document you submit to the Court for filing under seal.  The title of your document will become part of the PUBLIC docket text when that document is entered on the docket, even though the document itself is sealed.  If the title of your document contains confidential information that should not be reflected on the public docket, you may submit your document with a COVER SHEET that uses the generic title “SEALED DOCUMENT” rather than the actual title of your document.  Docket entries for documents filed under seal in criminal cases, if submitted with such a cover sheet, will include only the generic indication that a SEALED DOCUMENT has been filed.