Input sought on access to court records

February 07, 2002|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A judicial advisory panel is inviting public response to its recommendations that access to court records - in electronic or paper form - should be maintained, a stance that reverses an earlier committee's proposal that would have restricted access to the files.

In its draft report, the Committee on Access to Court Records also calls for Maryland court officials to plan to make more records available by computer from remote sites.

The committee's draft report, released this week, can be read on the judiciary's Web site, www. courts.state.md.us. The public may submit written comments by mail or e-mail to the courts, to the attention of Sally Rankin, for 30 days.

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