Thursday, December 10, 2009

Likely Rules Open Up Some California Court Administrative Files

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is recommending a set of rules that for the first time both provide and limit access to the "back office" administrative and business records of the state's courts and of the AOC headquarters itself—everything but civil and criminal case files, which are already presumed to be public. The California Judicial Council is set to adopt the rules at its meeting next Tuesday, with an effective date of January 1. As previously conceded here, the fact of this general transparency initiative is highly praiseworthy—perhaps unique among court systems in the nation. But some of the most potentially significant records will remain secret.
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