DOJ official: Government agencies not required to release documents ahead of meetings

Wisconsin’s government transparency laws don’t require public bodies such as the University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents to immediately disclose the documents that their members plan to discuss at upcoming meetings, a Justice Department official said Thursday.


Study: State-Level Public Corruption Affects Firm Value, Transparency

State-level public corruption in the United States affects firms’ value and disclosure policies, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas.

Dr. Steven Xiao, assistant professor of finance, and Dr. Vikram Nanda, O.P. Jindal Distinguished Chair in Finance, studied state-level corruption in the U.S. and its effect on publicly listed firms.  Continue…


NSA Ordered to Look Harder for Records

WASHINGTON (CN) – A federal judge dismissed most, but not all, of the National Security Agency's requests to dismiss a reporter's FOIA request on federal surveillance of judges.

Jason Leopold, formerly with Al-Jazeera America and now with Vice News, filed two FOIA requests for NSA and FBI "surveillance of federal and state judges."  Continue>>>