Protecting the Unconvicted: Limiting Iowa's Rights to Public Access in Search of Greater Protection for Criminal Defendants Whose Charges Do Not End in Convictions

Author:Matthew D. Callanan
Position:J.D. Candidate, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2013

Even when criminal defendants are acquitted of crimes or their cases are dismissed, many in the public still presume that these people are guilty. Unfortunately, with an open and public record system such as Iowa’s, there are risks involved for these unconvicted criminal defendants even when they are not found guilty of a crime. Iowa’s right of public access to its online docket allows anyone to... (see full summary)

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