After the North Dakota Court System allowed online public access to district court documents for the first time ever, the privilege was taken away after just about a week online.
But the North Dakota Supreme Court has been allowing online access to certain documents since the late 1990s.
This includes opinions dated back to the 1960s, briefs from about 1998 forward and some rules dating back to the mid-90s.
Supreme Court Clerk Petra Hulm said none of these documents should include private information to begin with. So, the courts said this was the place to start in making court documents available online.
Anything that would have to be redacted still has to be requested through the Clerk of Court.