Copeland
v.
State

Court of Appeals Sixth Appellate District of Texas at TexarkanaMar 14, 2018
No. 06-17-00193-CR (Tex. App. Mar. 14, 2018)

No. 06-17-00193-CR

03-14-2018

NORMAN O'NEAL COPELAND, Appellant v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee


On Appeal from the 4th District Court Rusk County, Texas
Trial Court No. CR16-289 Before Morriss, C.J., Moseley and Burgess, JJ. ORDER

Our review of the clerk's record in this case indicates that it contains "sensitive data" as that phrase is defined in Rule 9.10 of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure. See TEX. R. APP. P. 9.10(a). Sensitive data includes "a birth date, a home address, and the name of any person who was a minor at the time the offense was committed." TEX. R. APP. P. 9.10(a)(3). The clerk's record contains the name of a person who was a minor at the time the offense was committed. Rule 9.10(b) states, "Unless a court orders otherwise, an electronic or paper filing with the court, including the contents of any appendices, must not contain sensitive data." TEX. R. APP. P. 9.10(b).

Although the clerk's record appears to include redactions, these redactions are ineffective. The redacted information can either been seen through the redaction, or the redacted information is easily discernable when that information is cut and pasted in a new document. --------

Rule 9.10(g) provides, "A court may also order that a document be filed under seal in paper form or electronic form, without redaction." TEX. R. APP. P. 9.10(g). Therefore, because the clerk's record contains sensitive data, we order the clerk of this Court or her appointee, in accordance with Rule 9.10(g), to seal the electronically filed clerk's record in this case.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

BY THE COURT Date: March 14, 2018