Florida Times-Union wins First Amendment Foundation award

The First Amendment Foundation’s James C. Adkins/Sunshine Litigation Award goes to The Florida Times-Union and Editor Frank Denton for recent success protecting and defending open government laws through litigation in three recent cases.

The award was created to recognize the importance and continuing value of the late Florida Supreme Court Judge James Calhoun Adkins Jr. The award has been presented only twice since 2009 and is normally given to a Florida attorney who made a significant contribution to the cause of furthering open government through litigation.

“This is a tremendous honor because It recognizes contribution in what we consider the single-most important part of our mission,” said Kurt Caywood, Times-Union vice president of audience. “We’re committed to defending and exercising the public’s right to know what its elected officials are doing and how its tax dollars are being spent.” Continue>>>