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