The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit adopted a change to its rules this week.

The amendment is as follows:


27.1.20 To rule on an unopposed motion by the government or a defendant in a direct criminal appeal to gain access to matters sealed in the case and for the use in prosecution of its appeal.

The amended rule, which went into effect May 25, was approved by the court following a public comment period that ended in March.