Another public records victory; this time in Arkansas

We posted before about CDIA’s defense of public records in Arkansas in an amicus brief before that state’s supreme court. Our brief was with the Coalition for Sensible Public Records Access (CSPRA) and the Sue Weaver CAUSE, in support of a case brought by the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA).  The court ruled in our… Continue reading Another public records victory; this time in Arkansas

PASS to success

CDIA and PBSA have joined forces to support Public Access Software Specifications (PASS). PASS leverages technology to improve the quality, accuracy, and efficiency of public records. In today’s economy, a greater demand for and policy concerning background screening, as well as more precise legal standards, is putting greater demands on public access from the courts.… Continue reading PASS to success

CDIA to FTC and CFPB: Support an emergency rule for courthouse access

CDIA sent a letter to the FTC and CFPB asking them to support an emergency interim final rule for public records reinvestigations affected by court closures and delays.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, court closures and lack of remote electronic access to court records in several states have burdened consumer applicants, employers, housing providers, and the… Continue reading CDIA to FTC and CFPB: Support an emergency rule for courthouse access

Va. Press Has First Amendment Right to See New Court Complaints on Day of Filing

As reported by Courthouse News, Over four days of trial earlier this month, Virginia court clerks used public funds and private attorneys to fight tooth and nail against public access. They wound up with a thumping defeat last week, as a federal judge’s opinion affirmed the First Amendment right to see new court complaints on the… Continue reading Va. Press Has First Amendment Right to See New Court Complaints on Day of Filing