A Judicial Council committee on Wednesday rejected calls to narrow a proposed court rule that would allow the disclosure of taxpayer-funded settlements involving  judges accused of wrongdoing.

The Rules and Projects Committee unanimously agreed to send the amendments to Rule of Court 10.500, the judiciary’s open records guidelines, to the full Judicial Council. If the council authorizes the changes at its May 24 meeting, the expanded-access rule would take effect June 1.

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