This year we hosted legal documents from the most important cases in the country. Many of these documents are of historical significance, like the sentencing memos for Michael Flynn, Trump’s National Security Advisor, and Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer. Others are less important, but still popular, like the SEC taking Elon Musk to task for making materially false statements about Tesla.

Whatever the case though, without exception, the top ten downloaded documents have to do, in one form or another, with either Tesla or Trump.


Here are the top ten downloaded legal documents from the RECAP Archive in 2018:

  1. MOTION to Revoke or Revise Order of Pretrial Release from U.S. v. Paul Manafort

  2. Class Action Complaint from Doe v. The Trump Corporation

  3. CONSENT MOTION FOR ENTRY OF FINAL JUDGMENT from SEC v. Elon Musk

  4. Answer to Complaint from Tesla v. Martin Tripp

  5. Government’s Submission in Support of its Breech Determination from U.S. v. Paul Manafort

  6. Sentencing Memorandum from U.S. v. Michael Flynn

  7. ORDER from Democratic National Committee v. The Russian Federation

    This is a fax in Russian and English from the “Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation” claiming immunity from the lawsuit.

  8. Sentencing Memorandum from U.S. v. Michael Cohen

  9. Addendum to Government’s Memorandum in Aid of Sentencing from U.S. v. Michael Flynn

  10. MOTION for Leave to File Ex parte, In camera, Classified Addendum to Government’s Opposition from U.S. v. Internet Research Agency