Sunday, October 02, 2011

Courthouse News Sues Ventura Court Clerk Over Press Access

"Ventura's court clerk was sued Thursday by Courthouse News Service over delays in press access to newly filed cases, a frequent source of news. The delays in Ventura stand in stark contrast to the same-day access to new lawsuits provided by federal courts and big state courts throughout the nation.

"By denying Courthouse News timely access to newly-filed civil unlimited jurisdiction complaints, these records are as good as sealed for an appreciable time after filing, in violation of the rights secured to Courthouse News by the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, federal common law, and the California Rules of Court," said the complaint.

The complaint said the news service has tried to work with the clerk, Michael Planet, to no avail."  
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