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According to legal experts, a new bill filed by Kentucky State Rep. John Blanton would “turn open records upside down.” And if enacted, it would make it illegal for any web site to use the name of any...
A federal appeals court ruled this week that people have the right to surreptitiously record police officers at work in "public spaces" such as parks, agreeing with two local activists that the First...
MIDLAND, Mich. — The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the University of Michigan for violation of the state’s Freedom of Information Act. The school refused to provide a...
The expected D.C. Freedom of Information Act changes passed uneventfully in a marathon session December 1, the next-to-last legislative meeting of the current Council. An emergency law good for 90...
When Penelope ‘Penny’ Muse Abernathy was a high school senior in Laurinburg, N.C., her school newspaper made a projection: their editor would one day be at The New York Times. It was an accurate...
Thirteen district courts around the country will livestream audio of select proceedings in civil cases of public interest next year as part of a two-year pilot program. Some of the courts already have...
By The Associated Press Tim Crews, a longtime California newspaperman who relentlessly filed public records requests and even did a five-day stint in jail rather than give up anonymous sources, has...
Records of the company managing the University of Colorado Boulder’s sports licensing and sponsorship agreements should be open for public inspection, the owner of a college sports news organization...
A First Amendment challenge to a Texas law limiting drone photography may move forward, a federal district court in Texas recently ruled. The suit, brought by the National Press Photographers...
Gaston County commissioners are expected to vote Tuesday on whether to move ahead with a lawsuit filed last month against The Gaston Gazette. The story at the center of the suit had to do with how...
North Carolina residents know exactly which hospitals will get doses first from the state's initial supply of coronavirus vaccines. N.C. officials on Thursday released a list of 53 medical centers and...
Why should the public have to pay twice for access to its own records? That’s the question posed in a new research paper prepared for the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition. A 2014 amendment to...
TALLAHASSEE — The First Amendment Foundation announced recently the winners of the Fourth Annual Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting: Julie K. Brown and Emily Michot of the Miami Herald...
he legal bills born by Odessa taxpayers keep piling up as the city continues to fight the Odessa American’s efforts to force it to comply with state freedom of information laws. Freedom of Information...
In a significant opinion enforcing transparency and accountability, the office of the New Mexico Attorney General has resolved the issue of what constitutes the “public’s business,” as it pertains to...