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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Secret court?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 6:02 AM

Morning News reports secret hearings have been held and motions placed under seal in the road rage death case, Circuit Judge Tom Keith presiding. I don't get it.

I'm happy to say a similar effort to keep the public out the public's business failed a while back in the Dirksmeyer murder case in Russellville, Special Judge John Patterson presiding. Open court is a cornerstone of our democracy, and not just because we pay to run them and elect the judges. I do not exaggerate.

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