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It does not allow documents to be viewed online, and the courts have deliberately blocked public access to basic information for most cases (particularly, criminal cases in District Court and all cases in Superior Court). In June 2015, court judges heard consultation on a proposed revision to the policy that aims to make civil cases in Superior Court publicly accessible. Many journalists argued for a more open framework but critics of the proposal suggested that case filings containing libellous descriptions of witnesses could be used to discriminate against individuals.
- Wallack, Todd (12 April 2015). "Massachusetts courts' long-delayed computer system may leave public out". The Boston Globe.
- Wallack, Todd (2015-06-15). "Mass. courts hear pleas for Web access". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2015-11-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)