Intruding into some cases may appear unseemly, but openness is essential for accountability
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The unsealing of actress Jeri Lynn Ryan's divorce case prompted her husband to withdraw from a U.S. Senate election.
This is a condensed version of a white paper on access to family court proceedings, which will be published soon on our web site.
Davis Wright Tremaine media lawyer Alonzo Wickers IV likes to point out that access battles for divorce-court records helped launch President Barack Obama’s political career.
When Obama first ran for U.S. Senate, in 2004, he trailed opponent Blair Hull in the Democratic primary in Illinois.