Thursday, January 05, 2006

NH court opens financial records in divorce cases

In an important ruling in favor of public access to court records, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire has struck down as unconstitutional a state law that restricted access to financial affidavits filed in divorce cases. The challenge to the law was brought by the Associated Press and other news organizations. A report on the ruling is available from The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The full text of the decision, The Associated Press v. The State of New Hampshire, is available here.

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