Law without teeth is tragedy, or farce –

The notion that good government must be open and transparent, answering to informed and empowered citizens, was fundamental to America’s creation. The Founding Fathers made that clear.

Yet to this day, many elected leaders and government staffers in Charlotte and across the state and nation strive to keep the people’s business a secret. An N.C. Supreme Court ruling handed down Thursday powerfully reaffirms the sanctity of a government of the people, by the people and for the people. A fight brewing in the N.C. Senate, though, points to politicians’ continuing resistance to that concept.

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