on Public Access to Court Records was established by then-Chief Judge Kaye in 2002, to examine
the sometimes competing interests of privacy and open
access to information in court case files.
The commission was chaired by Floyd
Abrams, a member of the New York City Law Firm of Cahill,
Gordon & Reindel, and issued its report in February, 2004. Court administrators are involved in an ongoing process of evaluating and implementing the recommendations of the commission.
THE COMMISSION'S FINDINGS:
Report To The Chief Judge Of The State of New York"
February 25, 2004 (Includes Exhibits 1 & 2)