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Access ruling a must-read for all officials


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 19, 2014

~~<p>The state Supreme Court ruling that lays out in inspiring detail why it's so important to have criminal trials open to the public should be required reading for all government officials in Hawaii, elected or appointed. Even though the 66-page decision directly affects public access to criminal proceedings, its foundational arguments ring true for any government operation.</p>
<p>The message is clear: The government functions better when it operates openly, under the scrutiny of the public it is designed to serve.</p>
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The state Supreme Court ruling that lays out in inspiring detail why it's so important to have criminal trials open to the public should be required reading for all government officials in Hawaii, elected or appointed. Even though the 66-page decision directly affects public access to criminal proceedings, its foundational arguments ring true for any government operation.

The message is clear: The government functions better when it operates openly, under the scrutiny of the public it is designed to serve. Login for more...



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