Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Secret Justice

Public 'left out' as Oklahoma court records sealed

This is quite pitiful.

There are good reasons to seal records, but normally (as with juvenile matters, mental health affairs, etc.) these are already defined by statute or by court rule.

Occasionally a Judge will seal a record as a matter of forbearance, taste, or mercy. However, forbearance, taste, or mercy, while not unknown downtown, are in extremely short supply.

Corruption, or it's cousin "good-old-boy-ism", is rather prevalent.

I will say more when I stop grinding my teeth.

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