Thursday, July 17, 2008
Max Brantley Brings Sunshine to Benton County
Two weeks ago we whined about Judge Xollie Duncan sealing an entire court case in Benton County. Max Brantley of the Arkansas Times did what all good journalists in these parts should have done. He filed a motion to unseal the record, and yesterday Judge Duncan agreed that the public had some rights to know what their judges and officers of the court were doing on our dime.
Well done, Max! Thanks for showing our local press corps how it is done. Now, if they'll grow a pair . . ..