A boon for transparency in Maine’s court system

Maine’s judiciary has seen the sunlight: Court records will one day be available online. The decision announced by Chief Justice Leigh Saufley earlier this month stands to open blinds on parts of the state’s judiciary that are difficult to access, currently requiring journalists, activists and members of the public to travel to courthouses in each county to…


Public records hard to access in Minnesota

Getting your hands on government information in the state of Minnesota is not always as easy as it may sound. In fact in some cases it may be impossible.

A KARE 11 investigation found the state categorizes information as private that can be easily accessed in other states. From online court records to complaints against teachers or doctors.  Continue…