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In re Simons, No. 09-3109

By FindLaw Staff on June 15, 2009 11:50 AM

In an action seeking a writ of mandamus under 18 U.S.C. § 3771(d)(3) to enforce his rights under the Crime Victims' Rights Act (CVRA), requiring the unsealing of the record in a criminal case, the writ is granted where the CVRA required a ruling on a motion to unseal to be made "forthwith," and the District Court had inexplicably delayed for three months in making a decision.

Read the full decision of In re Simons, No. 09-3109.

Before: MOORE, CLAY, and GIBBONS, Circuit Judges.

CLAY, Circuit Judge, dissenting.

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