Robert A. Bertsche Quoted in Burlington Free Press Regarding Court’s Decision Not to Release Court Records and Search Warrants

IN THE PRESS · June 27, 2011

In a case involving a missing couple from Essex, Vermont, the Vermont Supreme Court has temporarily agreed to a request by county prosecutors to “keep confidential search warrants and related documents” about the couple’s suspicious disappearance.

According to Rob, “there is a long historical need for court records, especially search warrants, to be public. It’s a fundamental democratic principle that secrecy breeds distrust of the government.”

Click here to read the complete article and all of Rob’s comments about the current and historical need for public access to court proceedings and court documents.


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