Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Casper Star-Tribune wins public records case

A judge has ruled that the Natrona County, Wyo., Circuit Court's policy of denying public access to files in child endangerment cases is a violation of the state's public-records law.

The Casper Star-Tribune filed suit against the circuit court in December, seeking information on the boating death of an 11-year-old boy. The court can withhold the names of sex crime victims, but the current practice of automatically closing case files involving child endangerment.

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