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Project on Government Oversight

Paul Thacker

Investigator

Sunshine in the Courtroom (Makes Us Happy)

August 10, 2011

Currently pending in the Senate is the latest version of the Sunshine in Litigation Act (S. 623), a bill that would make it more difficult for courts to prevent the disclosure of settlement agreements and other civil litigation documents in cases relevant to public health and safety. Bill sponsor Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) has been trying to pass similar legislation since 1993.