United States of America v. 1.41 Acres of Land et al

Filing 163

NOTICE RE PROVISION VACATING PRIOR ORDER. Signed by Judge Alsup on 10/21/15. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/21/2015)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 No. C 14-01781 WHA Plaintiff, v. 15 1.41 ACRES OF LAND, more or less, situated in the City of Alameda, Alameda County, State of California, and THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, acting by and through its Department of Parks and Recreation, and the EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT, 16 Defendants. 13 14 / 17 18 NOTICE RE PROVISION VACATING PRIOR ORDER The parties’ stipulated final judgment as to just compensation and order of distribution 19 included a provision that read, “The parties further stipulate and request that the Court vacate its 20 Order Denying Motion for Summary Judgment of the United States (ECF No. 113).” This 21 district judge has consistently refused to erase rulings from the public records as part of a 22 settlement. Once issued, an order and judgment of a United States District Court belong to the 23 public and are in the public domain. They are not subject to being erased by settlement (except 24 in cases where the public interest so justifies). To allow otherwise would allow all manner of 25 collusion and manipulation of the public records of our federal district court, especially by those 26 with enough money to buy collusion. Accordingly, that provision was not included in the order 27 on the parties’ stipulation. 28 Dated: October 21, 2015. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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