The unannounced move to remove that information on Thursday is beyond tone deaf, it is yet another example of the Maryland Judiciary’s damaging allergy to transparency and scrutiny. We don’t have formal evaluations of judges here, as many other states do. Case search records have long made it impossible to compare judges’ courtroom records. Last year, the judiciary bristled at the notion that it should be part of a discussion Gov. Larry Hogan called to talk about Baltimore crime. We have yet to hear a specific explanation for the decision by the judiciary’s standing committee on rules of practice and procedure to remove a rule requiring that the names and contact information for officers involved in a case be removed from case search, but it fits the pattern.