Monday, January 07, 2013

Is Destruction Of Judicial Records In Indiana Too Easy To Accomplish?

A new website titled "Indiana Will Con" takes the view that the Indiana court's administrative rule governing the retention of judicial records provides a loophole that allows attorneys and court officers to destroy public records outside the regularly scheduled retention schedule in an effort to hide from public view court records that someone wants shielded from public access. This YouTube clip explains what the website's author believes is a misused loophole in Administrative Rule #7 governing the retention of judicial records based on her research of recent cases. The rule requires the person seeking destruction of judicial records outside the normal retention schedule to seek written authorization from the Division of State Court Administration to destroy any judicial record.

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