Colorado lawmaker set to push bill for more access to judicial branch records

A Colorado state lawmaker is set to bring forward a bill that would block the courts from denying open records requests. obtained a draft of the bill by state Rep. Polly Lawrence, R-Roxborough Park, which would allow court rules to apply only to open records matters not directly covered by the Colorado Open Records Act.

"Under current law, a custodian of a public record can deny inspection if the inspection is prohibited by rules promulgated by the supreme court or by the order of any court," the draft says. "The bill clarifies that the rule or court order must relate to a matter that is not explicitly covered by open records laws." Continue…