Dekerivers over at Caffeinated Politics made my posting today very easy. I’ve been thinking a lot about the recent proposed Assembly Bill 418, related to the restriction of public access to CCAP. CCAP provides “an exact copy of the case information entered into the … case management system”. Basically, you can use this website to look up people and see if they have any history with the Wisconsin courts. I have a lot to say about the rights we all have to be able to access that information, but Caffeinated Politics did it already (and probably better than I would have said it!) here: Wisconsin Online Court Records Should Remain Open To Public.
My favorite line of theirs:
Only those who think the public is irresponsible thought CCAP needed to be limited in who had access to the records.
Heh. Thanks for saying what we were all thinking!