United States of America v. 1.41 Acres of Land et al
NOTICE RE PROVISION VACATING PRIOR ORDER. Signed by Judge Alsup on 10/21/15. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/21/2015)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
For the Northern District of California
United States District Court
No. C 14-01781 WHA
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,
NOTICE RE PROVISION
VACATING PRIOR ORDER
The parties’ stipulated final judgment as to just compensation and order of distribution
included a provision that read, “The parties further stipulate and request that the Court vacate its
Order Denying Motion for Summary Judgment of the United States (ECF No. 113).” This
district judge has consistently refused to erase rulings from the public records as part of a
settlement. Once issued, an order and judgment of a United States District Court belong to the
public and are in the public domain. They are not subject to being erased by settlement (except
in cases where the public interest so justifies). To allow otherwise would allow all manner of
collusion and manipulation of the public records of our federal district court, especially by those
with enough money to buy collusion. Accordingly, that provision was not included in the order
on the parties’ stipulation.
Dated: October 21, 2015.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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