California: The people are victors in lawsuit against state Senate

For advocates of government transparency, there’s a particularly delicious paragraph in a judge’s written decision upholding the lawsuit that this news group and its sister organization filed against the state Senate.

The lawsuit was made necessary by the Senate’s refusal to turn over information from the calendars of two suspended senators who are under federal indictment. The Senate cited “legislative privilege” to keep the public from learning with whom the senators met on particular days when they are accused of wrongdoing. The Legislature has long held that such information is private.  Continue>>>