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Asociación de Periodistas de Puerto Rico v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-659 P.R. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether courts may summarily close judicial proceedings and deny access to the official recordings of those proceedings without determining whether the First Amendment public access right attaches to them; and (2) whether Article 5.005 of Puerto Rico’s Judiciary Act of 2003, as construed by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court to require automatic closure of all domestic violence proceedings and the official recordings of those proceedings, violates the First Amendment public access right under Globe Newspaper Co. v. Superior Court.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Oct 29 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 3, 2021)
Nov 11 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Asociación de Periodistas de Puerto Rico
Nov 23 2021Rule 12.6 Statement of Asociación de Periodistas de Puerto Rico submitted.
Dec 02 2021Amicus brief of Colegio de Abogados y Abogadas de Puerto Rico submitted.
Dec 03 2021Motion of Jack Jordan for leave to file amicus brief submitted.
Dec 03 2021Brief of Olga E. Costas Rodríguez and Alfonso Ruiz Pérez, next of kin to Andrea Cristina Ruiz Costas in support submitted.
Dec 03 2021Amicus brief of Gannett Co., Inc., The National Press Photographers Association, and The New York News Publishers Association submitted.