Supreme Court mulls more privacy in protection order cases

Capital News Service
LANSING — After some courts failed to comply with federal law, a proposed rule by the Michigan’s Supreme Court aims to stop courts from posting individuals’ personal information on the Internet. “The point of it is to protect individuals that might be the victims of stalking or other crimes,” said John Nevin, communications director for the court. But some judges worry the new rule is redundant and too vague. Currently, a federal law shields those with protection orders from having their information put on the Internet, Nevin said. But Nevin said the proposed rule would draw more attention and reinforce the federal law.