STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA IN DISTRICT COURT
COUNTY OF __________________ CRIMINAL CASE NO. ___________________
THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
FINDINGS OF FACT
AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
vs. ON MOTION TO PROHIBIT
PUBLIC INTERNET ACCESS
The defendant indicated above submitted a motion to prohibit public Internet access to the records in this matter under N.D.Sup.Ct.Admin.R. 41, Section 6(a)(6), on ___________________. The State responded to the motion on _______________________. The court considered the motion and decided it on briefs under N.D.R.Ct. 3.2.
The Court finds there are sufficient grounds to overcome the presumption of openness of court records in this case to allow Internet access to defendant's records to be prohibited.
The following specific facts show that the public interest in maintaining open Internet access to the records of this matter is minimal :
The following specific facts show that the defendant has sustained the following substantial harms because these records in this matter have remained available for open Internet access:
There is an overriding interest in protecting the defendant from further harm by restricting Internet to the records of this matter.
There is a minimal interest in maintaining open Internet access to the records in this matter.
Based on the above, the court administrator is ordered to immediately restrict Internet access to the records in this matter.
Dated this ______ day of _________________________, ______.