The top leader in today's Times celebrates the Justice Secretary's decision to open family courts to reporters. This is a crucial reform, long overdue and of significance to all who care about freedom of speech and aÂ journalist's duty to hold power to account. Of course, the main beneficiaries will be families, for whom future risk ofÂ serious miscarriages of justice will be diminished by the new transparency. Ah, I'm giddy on the oxygen of truth.
Â This is a victory for the Times which has campaigned on the issue. It will open many new opportunities to reporters and editors. Given the issues involved in family cases, court reporting may even become popular again.Â Now I am getting giddy. Â