The Wausau Daily Herald published this great editorial about the value of easy access to public records yesterday. It highlights once again the importance and utility of CCAP, and makes the point that denying it to the public as a resourse would be unfortunate.
I could pull a bunch of good quotes from it – for example:
The fear that misinformed people will improperly use information about dismissed cases does not justify circumventing open records law with this bill.
but I really think you should just go read it the whole thing.
UPDATE: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel chimes in with this article: Some seek court records taken off Web.
UPDATE II: The Capitol Times enters the fray with this letter to the editor from Dee J. Hall: Don’t erase charges from Web crime files.