Does the public have a right to see how courts are run? A battle over secret records is brewing in Richmond.

A clash over the public’s right to see how Virginia courts are run is sparking a challenge to one of the basics of American politics: the checks and balances of the three branches of government.

Legislators from both parties, upset by the Virginia Supreme Court’s declaration last year that the state Freedom of Information Act doesn’t apply to the court system’s administrative agency, the Office of the Executive Secretary, have introduced bills to say it does. (Read more here…)