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District Attorney Complaint for Injunctive Relief

District Attorney Complaint for Injunctive Relief

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A complaint from the Norfolk County District Attorney for "injunctive relief" from OpenCourt's news coverage, against the justices of the Quincy District Court who would allow it.
A complaint from the Norfolk County District Attorney for "injunctive relief" from OpenCourt's news coverage, against the justices of the Quincy District Court who would allow it.

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Published by: WBUR on Jul 23, 2012
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07/09/2012
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THEDIS'l'R1C'I'TTORNEYFOn
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DISTRICT
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Plaintiffhereby
allegesthe
following:1.ThsplaintiffistheDistric~Attorneyofthe
Norfolk
Dis~rictin
his
offic~alcapacity.TheD1s~ric~Atto~n~y'g
officeaddressis
.::I
5ShawmutRoad,
Canton,Massachuset.t~·
02021.
2.Thede
Eendants
a~e
dlE!
Juatic~s
of
the
QuincyDivision
"f
the
Distric~
CourtDepar~mentofth~Tri~lcourtofcheCommonwealth,
situat'S!icl
inNorfolk
Countiy,
The
defendant.s'
addres-sesareOneDenn.isRyanParkway,
Quincy,Ma~~achusetts
02169.
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44(2012),the
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i
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judici.az:y-med..1.acCllllDL:i.
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to
p.rElpa.l:e
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~,.s
to
the
ope~atioD
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p.=cjac1.>;
:i.n
Quinc::y
]).:i.I~i:~iC!t
Courtforthe
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JUdJ.t;;i..o..1,
Court'~.revj,ewand.
appl:oV'al.
3.OnMar~ch14,2012,
,;he
Sup;r;eme
JudicialCourt
issued
'Commonwealthv.
Barne!1
461Mass.
644(2012)
(Exhibit
A),
inwh:i.ch
it
adjudicat.ed
apetition
under
G.t.
c.
211,
§
3,
1:hat(:hallengedordersoft.heFirst
Justice
ofthe
Quin::y
Distr~.ct
Court
concerning
the
OpenCourtproject.That
project.live-strearn~proceedings
in
thefirst;
sl!:lssion
a:idpoststhearchived
recordings
ontheInte~net.Oneofthechalltmgedorders
concernedallowinglive-5trearningand
archivingonOpenCourt'5websiteof
a
minor
sexual
a~sawlt
vict1rn'spersonal
idem:ifying
information.
4.
In:ea~"~,the
SupremeJudicial
Court
arrnouricad
e
lIn]lightofthefactthatthe
open
CourtprojectdiffersfromthQtraditionalmed1aapproachtocheuseo
f
camerasinthecourtroom
under
[S.J.C.J
Rule1:19,~ethink
it
appropriateandinthespi~itofthatruleforasetof
gui,::fe.l.ines
to
be
pzepaz-edandsubmittedtothiscourtfor
review
and
approval.
461Mass.at661.
Zxpan~10~of~~
p:ojee~~e£c~~
theSup~~
3~die~al
cou:thas
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CODlllU.1.:
tee
w.iJ.J.
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Ccu:rt'~.i.nstruetion.
6.OnMa~ch5,
2012,
befo~etheSupremeJudicialCourtissued
Corrunonweal
thv.
e~rm~,s,
mernbezsoftheNczf'oLkDistrict
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At.t.oruey'5staff,includin9
bS$ist.ant
district:attorne;(::;
andvictim-witnessadvocates,wereaskedtomeet
w~th
th~FirstJusticeofQuincyDistrict
Courc
aboutOpenCourt's
inten'l~ion
to
expand
itsoperations.
7,On
May
24,2012,th~First
Juscice
directed
OpenCourt
personnel
todistribute
~othe
plaintiff
~he
First
Justic::;e'sMemorandU:llI
of
suqges~ed
guidelines
for
che
expans~on
(Exhibit8).
S.
On
May
30,
2012,
me:m1:)ersoftheNorfolkD;l.strict
A.ttornr~y'
5
Officeandrepresent.':ltives
of
the
defGnse
bar
attended
i3.
meetingwiththeFil~~st
JUstice
at
which
they
expressedconcernsaboutthepropoSQdexpansion,
particularly
tha':;
(1)
victimsand.
wittlE~SS~Smaybe
rel\,lc"tant
o
t:esti£y
i:E
thet~.ialislive-s1:J:earnGldand.
archived
forInternee
poscing1
(2)
trialsinvolvingsexualassaults,
domestic
viol~nce,
Or
minor
victims
mig~t,
in
wholeor
inpart,~e
recorded;and(3)
victims
andwitnessesmaybeidentified,whetherintentionally
or!nadvertently.
9.On
June7,2012,
th~
plai:n:iff
;..rrotetotheFirst.Just.i.:::eto
emphasizetheseconcerns
andtoadvise:
[Y)our
suggested
guidelines
should
be
submittedto,;he
Supreme
Jt:dicial
Court
fo::
itsreviewand
r~commendation
asto
th~implementa"tion,asonlytheSupremeJudicial
Court
has
"theauthorit.ytopromulgate
rules
andregulaticln:3
for
the
adnlinistration
ofjustice.
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