Sunday, September 2, 2012

Open records over there

Seth Barrett Tillman, Op-Ed, Time to open courts and let justice be seen, The Irish Independent, August 22, 2012, at A14
"If a party’s barrister goes to court and makes an argument, you get to hear what the barrister says. You get to show up and listen to the proceedings. ... However, if that same barrister reduces his argument to a written form and sends his legal submission to the judge and his opponent, then you do not get to see that document (even if you offer to pay for a copy!). ...