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N.H. Supreme Court Upholds $7.49 Email Cost

September 22, 2017 11:47 AM

The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled September 21, 2017, that School Administrative Unit 55 is allowed to charge $7.49 to provide a 3-page email in electronic format. In the case of Taylor v. SAU 55, the court ruled that the charge for a thumb drive covers the actual cost of making a copy. Read more...

Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute, to provide keynote address at 2017 FOI Summit

September 21, 2017 3:16 PM

Skilled First Amendment litigator Jameel Jaffer will share his thoughts on the significance of open government and FOI litigation as the keynote speaker at the 2017 FOI Summit. Jaffer is the founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. He assumed his current position in June 2016 after leaving his position with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as its deputy legal director. Read more...

L.A. reaches settlement with First Amendment Coalition over retaining public records

September 21, 2017 2:39 PM

A legal battle over records tied to former Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge has ended with the city reaching an agreement on retaining city documents. Read more »



L.A. reaches settlement with First Amendment Coalition over retaining public records

September 21, 2017 2:39 PM

A legal battle over records tied to former Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge has ended with the city reaching an agreement on retaining city documents. Read more »



A Colorado County Took Its Sex-Offender List Offline

September 21, 2017 1:37 PM

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Nonprofit group files records request for info about Florida online voter registration

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September 21, 2017 8:53 AM
A non-profit voter rights advocacy group, Access Democracy, founded by two veterans of Democratic politics, Hannah Fried and Alexis Prieur L’Heureux, has requested records related to online voter registration from the state of Florida. Read more...
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Coalition urges caution before sealing criminal records

September 20, 2017 12:35 PM

The D.C. Open Government Coalition shares Mayor Muriel Bowser’s and Councilmember David Grosso’s desires to help D.C. residents move forward to lead successful lives after past arrests or convictions. But simply removing official proceedings from public view is not the answer. The mayor's goal is laudable, but these proposals as outlined are misguided, and would do more harm than good. We ask that the Mayor and the Council proceed cautiously and consider some of the unanticipated consequences of broad sealing after hearing from various stakeholders. Read more »

Arkansas judge says state must disclose execution drug information

September 20, 2017 10:48 AM
Arkansas' intent to shield much of its execution procedure from public view took another hit Tuesday when a second judge ruled that the state's prison system must disclose labels that will identify the manufacturer of a lethal injection drug.
 

IL AG: Waukegan violated law in denying FOIA request about District 60 superintendent's missing file

September 19, 2017 4:01 PM

Waukegan city officials violated the state's open records law by withholding a police report concerning Waukegan District 60 superintendent's missing personnel file, the Illinois Attorney General's office ruled September 18. Read more...



Senate Passes OPEN Government Data Act

September 19, 2017 9:12 AM

Senate passed the Open, Public, Electronic and Necessary (OPEN) Government Data Act, championed by Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) on September 18. Read more...

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