Thursday, March 31, 2011

Private Investigator News: Ca open records bill will allow same-day access to court records

"A group of press and open government groups in California are backing a court transparency bill recently introduced by state Senator Leland Yee requiring that court administrators give the public and news reporters prompt access to newly filed public documents.

The bill, now pending in the state Senate, seeks to remedy a steady deterioration in press access to California's trial courts. It is backed by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, Courthouse News Service, the First Amendment Coalition and Californians Aware.

"Delays in public access have unfortunately become epidemic," said Yee from San Francisco. "SB 326 will help rekindle some light on the actions of courts and lawsuits that greatly affect the public.""
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