Go Dan River: Open the database to the public

Go Dan River: Open the database to the public. “Two years ago, reporters for the Daily Press, the newspaper for Newport News and the Hampton Roads region, embarked on a massive data dive to examine statewide patterns of justice in Virginia. An online database of circuit court cases is maintained by the Supreme Court of Virginia. It’s a veritable treasure trove of information with information on millions of cases, but it’s hardly user-friendly. Daily Press reporters found it could only be searched on a case-by-case basis — it’s impossible to pull up, say, all the cases for a specific judicial circuit, municipality, crime or any other criteria.”