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San Diego County is leading the nation when it comes to access to information about temporary restraining orders.

The county has just launched a searchable, online database that allows anyone who’s interested to type in someone’s name and see if anyone’s taken a restraining order out against them.

The database caught the eye of journalism think tank Poynter.org writer Al Tompkins, who wrote about the database:

When I saw this, I wondered why every county doesn’t offer a similar feature.


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