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The Commission on Public Access to Court Records was established by then-Chief Judge Kaye in 2002, to examine the sometimes competing interests of privacy and open access to information in court case files.

The commission was chaired by Floyd Abrams, a member of the New York City Law Firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, and issued its report in February, 2004. The court system's policies on public access to court records reflect the recommendations of the Commission.


Adobe Acrobat PDF Document "The Report To The Chief Judge Of The State of New York"
February 25, 2004 (Includes Exhibits 1 & 2)

Adobe Acrobat PDF Document "Exhibit 3"


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