Daytona News Journal: Court clerks to make court records available to everyone online



By Frank Fernandez

The Supreme Court has ended a moratorium on remote online access to court records, but it will still be a while before most of the public will be able to get on their home and office computers and view documents like lawsuits and criminal charging affidavits.

And in about one third of the state’s 67 counties, including Volusia and Flagler, attorneys receive preferential treatment because they can sit at their office computers and remotely view documents other members of the public must go to the courthouse to read. That disparity should end, wrote Carol Jean LoCicero, an attorney representing a media coalition, in a letter sent Thursday to Ricky Polston, the chief justice of the state Supreme Court. READ MORE

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