Chief Justice orders review of policy on ‘invisible’ cases

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Court officials say seven such cases exist in Nelson County

By Frank Johnson

Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton is seeking to improve the transparency of the state’s court records with a memo issued Nov. 17 asking circuit clerks to revisit instances in which court cases have been sealed from public view.

There are 3,600 such cases that have been made invisible for the past several years, preventing the public from having any idea they existed, according to a Nov. 22 article in the Louisville Courier-Journal. Of the 3,600, seven are in Nelson County. 

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