Sealing Conservatorship Case Raises Concern

Last week, 7th Circuit Court Judge Randy Kennedy sent the media out of his courtroom and sealed the entire case file for a conservatorship case involving actress Reese Witherspoon’s father. He said the prejudice that would befall the Witherspoon family outweighs the public’s right to know. But a national advocacy group says that in general, blocking access can hinder efforts to curb guardianship abuse and prevents the public from performing its watchdog role over the court system. The Tennessean has the story