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A federal judge in a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Burlington granted a request by an Iowa watchdog group to intervene in the case. U.S. Senior Judge James Gritzner on Friday granted the...
WASHINGTON — Before he resigned on Thursday, Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, was facing new questions about whether aides deleted sensitive information about...
Connecticut has passed a law giving agencies a way to deny "vexatious requesters" access to public records. House Bill 5175 was signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy on June 7, 2018. Under the law, a...
The King County Sheriff’s Office recently got a much-deserved slap on the wrist for sharing inaccurate information with the public and the press and not correcting it in a timely manner. After the...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Cuomo administration has announced the launching of a new website that provides access to the public records of dozens of New York state agencies and public authorities. Gov....
Attorneys for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press have filed a lawsuit on behalf of award-winning freelance journalist Azmat Khan against the United States Department of Defense and...
As a parent raising children in a city whose education system is ruled by the scandal du jour , I worry about a proposed amendment which will further entrench us into a culture of darkness. The D.C....
Maine’s judiciary has seen the sunlight: Court records will one day be available online. The decision announced by Chief Justice Leigh Saufley earlier this month stands to open blinds on parts of the...
Incrementally, in fits and starts since 2010, the D.C. government has become more transparent to the people it serves. In response to the Fenty administration’s attempts to evade meaningful public...
Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn of the modern civil rights era are being preserved and digitized after being discovered, folded...
Government transparency could be getting even worse, according to Citizens United and the American Civil Liberties Union. “I think the state of transparency is getting worse in a lot of respects and...
According to a joint status report from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the State Department has informed Citizens United that they need 45 years to fulfill a FOIA...
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission is supposed to be the watchdog for how public officials behave. They slapped big fines on former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes, for...
Read the latest newsletter of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping Coloradans understand and use their rights of access to the records and...
News Release: MIDLAND — The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation and Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edwards launched a lawsuit today against Wayne State University for deliberately ignoring multiple Freedom...