Supreme Court Won't Review Privacy Of Financial Affidavits

By Emily Field (April 27, 2015, 6:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a petition that claimed federal courts violate the privacy of indigent plaintiffs by making their financial information available to the public.

The high court without comment said it wouldn't review a petition by plaintiff Sai — his full legal name — who claimed that the high court should address a circuit split over whether financial affidavits filed by indigent plaintiffs to get court fees waived should be publicly available. 

Sai sought a presumption that indigent litigants' financial affidavits — which detail their financial holdings, bank account balances and other assets, as well...

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