Daniel Klau: Who misled the Sandy Hook families about crime scene photos and the Freedom of Information Act?

From Appealing Brief: Only days before the end of the 2013 legislative session last June, someone (apparently a Fox News reporter) started a false rumor that documentary filmmaker Michael Moore was going to make a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request for graphic crime scene photographs of the Sandy Hook massacre and then splash those photographs all over the Internet or movie screens. Michael Moore never made any such request and he never had any intention of making such a request….

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Victim privacy panel to hold 2nd Conn. hearing

From San Francisco Chronicle: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A state panel reviewing ways to balance victims’ privacy with Connecticut’s open records law is holding its second public hearing.

The Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know is scheduled to hear from members of the public Wednesday at Bridgeport City Hall. The hearing begins at 6 p.m.

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Conn. FOI commission to consider recommendation to release 911 tapes from Sandy Hook shooting

From The Republic: HARTFORD, Connecticut — Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission is meeting this week to consider whether recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting should be made public.

An attorney for the commission who heard a challenge from The Associated Press recommended earlier this month that the recordings be released.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for September 6, 2013

From NFOIC:  A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.

Sunshine Law proponents sue city of Groveland

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for August 30, 2013

From NFOIC:  A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week.

While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.

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State FOIA Friday for August 2, 2013

From NFOIC:  A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week.

While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.

Maine CDC official resigns over public records flap

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for July 12, 2013

From NFOIC:  A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.

The Advocate — Baton Rouge, Opinion: Overturn bad ethics law

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Connecticut officials miss deadline to make appointments to FOI task force

From The Register Citizen:  The state missed its first deadline in forming a task force to weigh exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act carved out by the legislature in response to the Newtown shootings.

The law, which was emergency certified and passed on the final

The state missed its first deadline in forming a task force to weigh exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act carved out by the legislature in response to the Newtown shootings.

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