WA high court to hear KOMO’s public records suit

From KOMOnews.com:

SEATTLE (Dec 5, 2012) — Washington state’s highest court will hear a case brought by the KOMO Problem Solvers involving the public’s right to records.

In the simplest terms, the city of Seattle wants to keep its police dashcam videos under wraps for three years. However, KOMO News believes the public the public should have quicker access to the footage.


U.S. Court of Appeals rejects CIA’s motion to squash lawsuit on Bay of Pigs history

From Global Research:

Washington, D.C. (Dec 7, 2012) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit yesterday rejected the CIA’s attempt to shortcut the National Security Archive’s lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the last still-secret history of the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.


NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for December 7, 2012

State FOIA Friday News 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.


College alarmed by animal rights ‘extremists’

From Courthouse News Service:

DETROIT (Nov 27, 2012) – Wayne State University is exempt from answering a FOIA request about its use of dogs in medical research, because the last time it did “animal rights extremists” threatened its researchers with “torture and death,” the university claims in court.

The university sued the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, in Wayne County Court.