Saturday, August 06, 2011

Federal courts destroying old records to save money

"The Center for Public Integrity reports that the federal courts have begun destroying millions of court records “that have been stored in the Federal Records Centers of the National Archives for decades,” in order to save millions of dollars in continuing storage costs.

“The plan is to destroy all records on cases that did not go to trial that were filed between 1970 and 1995,” the center’s story said. “For other records, the federal judiciary has reduced the current record retention time from 25 to 15 years in an effort to cut costs. All cases that went to trial or were filed before 1970 will be kept.”"

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