The Republican: Focusing on the public’s right to know

Focusing on the public’s right to know
By Larry McDermott / The Republican
March 13, 2005

“The Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association has filed legislation that would toughen the penalties for violators and award court costs and lawyer’s fees to individuals who bring successful enforcement actions. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Arthur Broadhurst, D-Methuen.

“This same newspaper publishers organization fought for and won in 1990 limited access to some criminals’ records under the Criminal Offender Record Information Act, known as CORI. Since then, the public has been informed – by the press – countless times of information that it might never have received otherwise. You need look no further back in time than this past week for an example.”

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