Judicial Conference Ask Judges to Hide Snitch Records
Grits for Breakfast has the scoop on the memo that went out to federal judges asking them to consider sealing the records of those who cooperated with the government to get leniency in their own cases. The full memo is here (pdf).
What's behind the request? Their fear the snitches will turn up on the internet site Who's a Rat.
Among the items perceived as appropriate for sealing: Plea agreements of the cooperators. The Judicial Conference says they look forward to working closely with the Department of Justice in this matter.
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