Court's Ruling on Public Access to Henry's Hearings 090122

Court records are matters of public record, and the public also has the right to access court hearings. The accused greatly benefit from this public eye keeping watch over judicial proceedings. Henry was denied public hearings at almost every stage of her case in Allegan County. Several times she filed requests for the court to overturn the illegal and unconstitutional denial of the public’s access to what transpired in her hearings. In May 2022, Henry filed another Motion & supporting brief on this issue, which was properly set for a hearing in June 2022. However, the court improperly moved this hearing to 070722, along with other motions Henry had filed in May 2022. Then on 070722, the court dismissed both charges against Henry while refusing to rule on this Motion for public access. Therefore, Henry filed yet another motion with the court on this issue in August 2022, which can be found at

The Prosecutor has no legal interest in this request, so it was filed as an Ex Parte Motion, which the court should have granted without even holding a hearing. However, the court failed to do so, instead setting it for another Zoom only hearing – violating Henry’s rights to ADA accommodations and public access in the meantime. The Notice to Appear for that Zoom hearing can be found at

The court finally ruled on the motion, denying it outright – while openly mocking Henry and the Constitution in the process. As the court refused to reduce it’s ruling to a written order, this transcript is the only written document preserving the actions of the court on this issue.

The May 2022 Motion & Supporting Legal Brief Henry filed on the issue (which she referenced in this August 2022 Motion) can be found at

Original File name: Transcript Mtn Hrg 090122 redacted