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Certain Documents Unsealed in Nunes v. Lizza


I wrote last month that I had moved to intervene and unseal certain documents in Nunes v. Lizza; though plaintiffs didn't consent to the lawsuit, they ended up not opposing, and the court yesterday agreed to release largely unredacted versions of the documents. (I had no objection to the redaction of the names of employees and possible journalistic sources, so those remain redacted.)

I'm at a conference today and tomorrow, and was traveling yesterday, so I haven't sorted through the material yet, but if any of you folks are interested, you can see defendants' motion to compel (and compare it to the original redacted version), defendants' supporting memorandum (original redacted version), plaintiffs' resistance (original redacted version), and defendants' reply (original redacted version). I hope to blog more about this myself next week.