The Federal Bureau of Investigation was wrong to categorically withhold all records of a corruption probe of Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in what could be a pivotal First Amendment case: the FCC v. Fox. What the Court decides will affect what we see on TV and hear on radio for years to come.
ONANCOCK — An Onancock resident who filed a petition with the General District Court earlier this month claiming the town violated the Freedom of Information Act has asked the court to subpoena Onancock Town Manager/Town Attorney Thomas Robinett and former Town Councilman Kris LaMontagne to appear at a Jan. 11 hearing to receive motions.
From the Florida Times-Union:
A Jacksonville man who sued a city pension fund over public records violations isn’t entitled to recover the more than $30,000 he spent on legal fees, a judge has ruled.
Circuit Judge James H. Daniel ruled last week that Curtis Lee was entitled to $1,245 for other expenses he faced suing the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension Fund, but could not get back his lawyer bills.
Privacy advocates are suing the Homeland Security Department to obtain information on a program that monitors the social media interactions of citizens following a federal vendor's private sector plans to sabotage certain groups' online activities with similar technology.
Homeland Security officials have expanded an ongoing initiative that tracks public online communications in the interests of public safety, according a February DHS notice.
From The Journal Sentinel:
The state Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear arguments over whether previous Supreme Court decisions authorized government officials to charge for time spent by employees to separate and redact confidential information from public records.
The case stems from a lawsuit filed by the Journal Sentinel over fees the City of Milwaukee charged for public records.
NEPTUNE — The state education department has paid more than $40,000 to cover the legal fees incurred by a New Jersey newspaper that successfully sued to gain access to department records.
The state said it denied access to the records because it planned to eventually investigate the erasures.