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California courts attempt to limit access to public documents

California court administrators are redefining public documents in what some see as an attempt to restrict press access. The new definition would deny press access to newly filed cases until after procedures that could take a number of days or weeks.

Press and first amendment groups are contesting the change. -db

From the Courthouse News Service, January 25, 2013, by Bill Girdner.

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