Last month, the 11th Circuit chastised judges of the Southern District of Florida for hiding cases from public view by placing the cases on a secret court docket. Defense attorneys, civil liberties groups and the news media celebrated the panel's decision. Now, Judge Patricia Seitz, one of the judges who agreed to hide a case, admits she made a mistake and said she would be "surprised" if any more cases are still being supersealed in the district. However, other observers say it may still be happening.
Fla. Federal Judges Slammed for Secret Docketing
Daily Business Review
November 15, 2005