Public Citizen v. Carlin
- Reply to Opposition to Petition for a Writ of Certiorari (02/15/2000)
- Petition to the United States Supreme Court for a Writ of Certiorari (11/04/1999)
- OPINION of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (08/06/1999)
- Plaintiff's Opposition to the Archivist's Motion for a Stay (09/28/1998)
- Memorandum and Order Granting Further Relief Against the Archivist (04/09/1998)
- Plaintiffs' Motion For An Order To Show Cause (02/25/1998)
- Opinion and Order (10/22/1997)
- Plaintiffs' Principal Brief On Appeal (08/07/1997)
- Government's Brief in Response to Plaintiffs' Challenge (06/22/1997)
- Reply Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment (06/16/1997)
- Plaintiffs' Principal Brief (04/19/1997)
- Complaint initiating suit (12/23/1996)
- PC Comments on Proposed Revisions to General Records Schedule 20. (10/17/1994)
In this suit, Public Citizen and historical and librarian organizations challenged Archivist John Carlin's rule authorizing agencies to routinely delete electronic records from agency computers if a paper copy has been created. United States District Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the District Court for the District of Columbia on October 22, 1997.
On August 6, 1999, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed Judge Friedman's decision and upheld the Archivist's rule. Public Citizen and the United States Supreme Court denied further review.