Thursday, January 31, 2013

California Courts Accused of Trying to Limit Public Access to Records

" Trial court records that are routinely made available to the public and press could be delayed for weeks if the Judicial Council of California accepts an innocuous looking proposed change in its Rules of Court.

Under the proposal, an (electronic) e-filing would not be considered filed, and therefore available to the public, when initially received. Instead, it would first have to be processed and reviewed by any number of bureaucrats before being designated “officially filed,” a process of indeterminate length."

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