Court records are not necessarily available online (partly because there is an enormous amount of data, and partly because the records aren't necessarily stored in a format that is digital friendly, there's a lot of paper still in use in the legal system). Also a lot of 'background check' type websites don't really do their due diligence to make sure the information they have is accurate (absolving themselves of that responsibility in their 'terms'), but they still fight to get top SEO ratings for search. Finally even if court documents are public record, I don't think that it should be 'easy' to look at them. Say you have a drug conviction from 20 years ago. Is that really relevant to a casual search of your name if you've been clean for 20 years? The records should still be there, and they should be accessible, but it shouldn't be 'easy', you should need very specific information about what type of record you're looking for, and why you're looking for it. Because you want to snoop on your neighbor isn't good enough.