IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
July 1, 2010
TERRY E. SHOTTS, PETITIONER,
JOHN EVANS, WARDEN, BIG MUDDY RIVER CORRECTIONAL CENTER, RESPONDENT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
Before the Court is a Motion to Restrict Public Access (Doc. 98) filed by Respondent John Evans. Specifically, Respondent seeks to seal several exhibits related to Document 18, Respondent's Answer, which include the full name of the minor victims in Petitioner's criminal case.*fn1 Respondent states that the Seventh Circuit noted the discrepancy which lead to Respondent moving to have the portions sealed on the record before the Seventh Circuit, which was granted, but that the Seventh Circuit noted the documents remained publicly available on this Court's docket. Respondent now asks that the same documents be sealed in this case. Based on the reasons in the motion, the Court GRANTS Respondent's motion to restrict public access (Doc. 98). The Court ORDERS Exhibits For Answers to Complaint Habeas Petition (Doc. 18) to be SEALED in order to protect the identities of the minor victims.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court