No Routine Sealing of Names of Officers Who Arrested Molotov-Cocktail-Thrower

From Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Dries in yesterday’s U.S. v. Smith (E.D. Wis.), denying (correctly, I think) the government’s motion to seal:

On June 4, 2020, a criminal complaint charged Tyshaun Smith with attempted arson and possession of a destructive device, as defined in 28 U.S.C. § 5845(f), in connection with his alleged throwing of a “Molotov cocktail” into a place of business. On June 5, the United States filed a motion seeking an order to seal the criminal complaint for thirty days. Now, in its place, the government proposes filing a public version of the complaint that redacts the

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