QUICKLINK Colorado · December 16, 2008 · Freedom of information
Columbine records to stay sealed for 20 years, court affirms
Keywords: Court records; Sealed records
A federal appeals court in Colorado on Monday refused to strike down a lower court order sealing records in the 1999 Columbine shootings for 20 years, The Denver Post reported.
U.S. District Judge Lewis T. Babcock opted to seal depositions taken from the parents of the high school gunmen, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, during a pair of civil lawsuits. Families of several victims wanted the documents released.
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver (10th Cir.) sided with the judge, finding that the parents' sworn statements counted as "records 'made' by a court," The Post said, and thus were correctly vaulted away in the National Archives and Records Administration under the Federal Records Act.
Kathleen Cullinan, 5:11 pm
Comment by crtf, Mon, Jan 12, 2009, 10:36pm
The families of the dead and injured need this information exposed to save childrens lives.
google Columbine family request. Check other posts on this topic. Call Donna Taylor 719-217-5869 she is in fear and has had to flee Colorado. There has been no investigation of the arrest that provoked the killers into a suicidal homicidal attack on the school. She has demanded a report and now the authorities have drugged her son Mark who was shot 8 times. They are trying to destroy her and her son. Please help."