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Editorial: Alabama Supreme Court sides with secrecy, effectively shuts down open records law


The Alabama Supreme Court effectively shut down the state’s weak Open Records Act with a ruling last week in a case involving law enforcement.

The state has recognized the public’s right to know since 1923, nearly 100 years ago, and has been watering it down ever since. 

James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or