Daily Press battle for court records database ongoing

Lawyers representing the Daily Press are gearing up to convince a panel of state Supreme Court justices later this summer that the full court should hear the newspaper's case seeking access to a statewide database of court information.

The Daily Press and reporter Dave Ress filed a lawsuit last year against the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES) of the Supreme Court of Virginia under the state's Freedom of Information Act. The lawsuit asked the court to order the OES, the administrative agency for the state's courts, to release the database. Continue…