Shelton-Lambert divorce records sealed

Ponca City Now - July 28, 2015 8:53 am

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma judge has sealed court documents in this month’s divorce case of country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.

The move has raised questions among attorneys over whether state law was broken.

A judge may seal civil, divorce and other normally public court records if a compelling privacy interest outweighs the public’s interest in the records. Under the law, the judge must make public any sealing order. That order in the Shelton-Lambert divorce isn’t public.

Former legislator Aaron Stiles says he wrote the law, which was passed last year by the Legislature, after seeing cases in which a judge sealed divorce records to protect their friends.

Shelton and Lambert were married for four years and had a home together outside Tishomingo.

 

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