This post at beSpacific discusses the recent vote that will tighten the amount of information diligent researchers can locate on sealed cases.

PACER has over the past several years been working to ensure that private data in court filings is properly redacted and now. Sealed vs. Sealed will be the party information revealed in cases that are sealed by the courts.   It used to be that through PACER you could get a good idea of how important cases progressed through the use of the docket sheet the sealed status will make it harder to match those very interesting newsworthy cases to the actual happenings.  Your information professionals are going to need to be more diligent to retrieve the available information that used to be provided through careful use of PACER.