Thousands of court documents withheld; confidentiality policy a mistake, official says

Court officials have acknowledged that for more than two decades they routinely kept documents confidential without legal cause, and have now released information on some 2,400 cases following a monthlong inquiry and insistence by the Record Searchlight that the records are public.

Executives at the Shasta County Superior Court insist the error was an honest, if long-standing, mistake.

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