About Publications Bans
Publication bans prohibit the publication or disclosure of certain information in otherwise open court proceedings. For example, a ban might prohibit the publication of any information that would identify a particular witness or victim in a criminal proceeding. A ban might also prohibit the publication of any details or evidence disclosed at a bail hearing.
Publication bans may be ordered by a court pursuant to either statute or the court's inherent jurisdiction. Some publication bans do not require a court order and are in effect automatically by operation of statute.
A publication ban may preclude a court judgment from being published on this website until the ban expires. It may also require that a judgment be edited before it is published on the website, which may cause delays in posting.
It is the responsibility of members of the public who attend court proceedings or access court judgments to inform themselves of the circumstances under which publication bans may be in effect and to ensure compliance with those bans.
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