The Denver Post: Apparently, it can be hard to teach Colorado judges new tricks.
The trick is simple – don’t close civil or criminal court records from public view without a written explanation to justify the full or partial suppression.
Two high-profile cases have recently been suppressed either partially or fully by judges without a written explanation, and that order was only reversed after public scrutiny. We are troubled because those were already attracting media attention and we fear judges are still suppressing cases in a rampant and undisciplined manner.
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