Reversal of Roles on Access to Courts
Daniel Small wrote an article for the American Bar Association (ABA) Litigation Magazine discussing the importance of maintaining an open judicial system. Mr. Small has witnessed Uzbekistan's expansion of access to public courts, explaining that the concept of transparency did not exist in the country and reformers looked to the U.S. for guidance. He compares this to the United States' move toward a more closed system as national security and privacy take priority. In this article, Mr. Small talks about the path the U.S. has taken toward a more closed judicial system, why an open court system is important and how transparency increases the legitimacy of the courts.