The NEFAC Report for September 2013

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From New England First Amendment Coalition: The New England First Amendment Coalition published its latest NEFAC Report. The publication includes: Head scratcher: US marshals say photos would invade VT killer's privacy, ACLU again checks RI school board on failing to open testing talks, MA town sues gaming commission for proposed casino details, NEFAC will honor James Risen with Hamblett Award at annual luncheon, and more.

Head scratcher: US marshals say photos would invade VT killer's privacy

By Michael Donoghue: BURLINGTON, Vt. - The U.S. Marshals Service says the privacy rights of a man who pleaded guilty in the high-profile kidnap, rape and murder of his 12-year-old niece in Vermont far outweigh the rights of taxpayers to see the man they will pay to keep behind bars for the rest of his life. ...

ACLU again checks RI school board on failing to open testing talks

By Steven Brown: PROVIDENCE - For the third time in less than two months, the ACLU of Rhode Island has taken legal action against the state Board of Education for violating open government laws. ...

MA town sues gaming commission for proposed casino details

By Laura Krantz: HOPKINTON, Mass. - A small rural Massachusetts town determined to ward off a casino in its backyard got stonewalled this year by a state commission and the secretary of state, but the fat lady hasn't sung yet for Hopkinton. ...

NEFAC will honor James Risen with Hamblett Award at annual luncheon

PROVIDENCE - James Risen, a New York Times reporter who's done ground-breaking work on domestic spying and now faces possible imprisonment for refusing to disclose the source for his account of a failed CIA operation in Iran, will receive the 2014 Stephen Hamblett Award from the New England First Amendment Coalition. ...

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