LR 5.6 Filing Documents Under Seal

Joint U.S.Dist.Ct.Rules D.Ky., LR 5.6

Joint U.S.Dist.Ct.Rules D.Ky., LR 5.6
Kentucky Federal Court Rules Currentness
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
Joint Local Rules of Civil Practice
LR 5.6 Filing Documents Under Seal
(a) Presumption of Public Access. Parties and counsel should presume that all documents filed in district court should be available for the public to access and that restricting public access can occur only in limited circumstances, as set forth in this Rule.
(b) “Sealed Document” Defined. A “sealed document”' is defined as a document or motion filed pursuant to (1) a protective order restricting public access, (2) an order granting leave to file the sealed document or motion, in conjunction with a motion for leave to seal or a previously-filed redacted document, or (3) included within a category of documents considered sealed under a federal statute or federal rule of procedure, local rule, or standing order of this court. A sealed document or motion is not available electronically, or by any other means, to the parties, attorneys or the public.
(c) Specific Authority or Motion Required; Protective Orders. Absent a federal statute or federal rule of procedure, local rule, or standing order of this court, a party seeking to file a sealed document must electronically file a motion for leave to seal. The motion must state why sealing is required and must establish that the document sought to be filed under seal is entitled to protection from public disclosure. Reference to a stipulation that allows a party to designate certain documents as confidential is not sufficient grounds to establish that a document, or portions thereof warrants filing under seal.
(d) Electronic Filing Rules and Procedures. All procedures for electronic filing of documents under seal, whether pursuant to this Rule or a federal statute or federal rule of procedure, are contained in the Court's Electronic Case Filing Administrative Policies and Procedures, available from the Clerk's office on the following websites:
WDKY--http://www.kywd.uscourts.gov/
EDKY--http://www.kyed.uscourts.gov/
CREDIT(S)
[Former Rule 5.7 effective July 8, 2016. Renumbered and amended effective February 12, 2020.]
Local federal district and bankruptcy court rules and ECF documents are current with amendments received through November 12, 2021. All other local federal district and bankruptcy court materials are current with amendments received through June 7, 2021.
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