Presumption of Public Access to Court Filings
The court will not enter protective orders that by their terms permit the parties to designate material for filing under seal.
A party seeking to file any document under seal must show good cause in support of a motion for an order sealing that document. Any such motion shall include a brief description of each document that party seeks to file under seal. The party should be prepared to present copies of each document to the court on the day of hearing.
Counsel drafting protective orders are invited to consider adopting language such as this:
The parties agree to redact confidential information contained in any materials filed in court and will, if necessary, present unredacted copies of the confidential materials to the assigned judge for in camera review.