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Access to Court Records Needs to Be Broadened

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The Scranton, PA Times-Tribune says there’s been a collision along the Internet information highway between the public’s right to know and government efforts to control information. It calls a new policy of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts “needlessly restrictive” because it puts the burden on the requester to demonstrate a court record is public. In doing that, the paper says, it follows the flawed state law on non-judicial records. (11/28/05)