Neronha Should Defend Openness
It’s vitally important that Rhode Island’s new attorney general, Peter Neronha, protect and defend the public’s right to know about its government. His predecessor, Peter Kilmatin, had a dismal record in that area.
So it was a little unnerving to see one of Mr. Neronha’s first acts was to argue before a court that a huge amount of state documents may legally be kept secret from the public.
Mr. Neronha affirmed Mr. Kilmartin’s contention that “memos” may be kept secret u...