Some believe strongly that open access to case information, such as bar disciplinary proceedings, is necessary in order to determine whether self-regulation adequately serves the public interest. See, e.g., Attorney Discipline Web Data Uneven, Nat’l Law Review, Sept. 10, 2007.

A Web site maintained by the North Dakota Supreme Court provides a statement of issues and briefs in advance of oral arguments and then the audio of oral arguments afterwards. Click herefor one case example.

For related topics, see also Availability of Online Resources May Be One Reason for Reduction in U.S. S.Ct. Caseload and Google aids public record accessibility.