MA: Hearings on criminal complaints don’t have to be open, but the record has to be later

The Massachusetts court previously held that hearings on the issuance of criminal complaints are not presumptively public. A particular hearing was requested after the fact. The court holds that the issuing court must electronically record all such hearings and consider, in the interest of transparency, making hearing records public on request. Boston Globe Media v. Chief Justice of the Trial Court, 2019 Mass. LEXIS 508 (Sept. 9, 2019).

Visual observation of speeding is enough for a stop. State v. Lewis, 2019-Ohio-3630, 2019 Ohio App. LEXIS 3717 (5th Dist. Sept. 9, 2019).*

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