In many state court systems, one particular class of public documents -- non-precedential appellate court rulings -- remain unavailable over the Internet, on Lexis or on Westlaw, and are all but inaccessible to the general public. The time has come, writes appellate litigator Howard J. Bashman, for these courts to abolish their practice of hiding from public view the vast bulk of their rulings.
Commentary: It's Time to Abolish 'Invisible' State Appellate Court Rulings
Special to Law.com
January 8, 2007