In re Civil Beat Law Center for the Public Interest

The Law Center moved to unseal search warrants related to the indictment filed in United States v. Michael J. Miske, Jr., et al., 19-CR-99 DKW-KJM.  Search warrants typically are withheld from the public before an indictment is filed so that potential targets cannot prematurely learn about the criminal investigation and destroy evidence or flee the jurisdiction. The indicted defendants in the Miske case, however, have access to the search warrants through discovery, so the Government and the defendants will need a different compelling reason for withholding the warrants from the public.  The Law Center’s motion is filed under 22-MC-286.