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From The Republic : LANSING, Mich. — A dispute over patrol car video could be costly to Michigan State Police. The state Supreme Court has let stand a lower court ruling in an unusual lawsuit...
From The Washington Post's State of NoVa : The legal bills will continue to add up in the costly courtroom battle between a local freelance journalist and the Loudoun County Board of Equalization , a...
From FAS Project on Government Secrecy : More than two years ago, President Obama set a December 31, 2013 deadline for completing the declassification processing of a backlog of more than 400 million...
By KENNETH F. BUNTING COLUMBIA, Mo. -- It was so ho-hummedly and matter-of-factly reported that few would sense its importance when reading it. The district attorney’s office found that the Los...
From The Badger Herald : A national council has filed suit against the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents for refusing to comply with requests to access course syllabi across the UW System’s...
From Washington Post's Checkpoint Washington : The lawsuit that six Food and Drug Administration employees filed last week alleging improper monitoring of their personal e-mail is the latest in a...
From pressofAtlanticCity : The polishing of Atlantic City’s public image will be done by an organization that functions in private. [...] Created last February by state legislation, the alliance ......
From L.A. Now : Los Angeles County supervisors violated the law last fall by holding a closed-door meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown to discuss a plan to shift nonviolent state prisoners to county jail...
From The Gazette : Two in three Iowans polled favor the creation of a board in state government to handle citizen complaints about violations of open meetings and access to government documents. The...
From The New York Times : Is a FOIA delayed a FOIA denied? [...] On Jan. 4, The New York Times received a final response from the Defense Department to a FOIA request made on June 1, 1997. The...
From The Post and Courier : The strategy is outlined in an internal memo obtained Friday by The Post and Courier. The Jan. 12 memo, sent to patrol supervisors by Capt. Kevin Boyd, explains that...
From Press-Enterprise : A Menifee councilwoman’s request for the names of people seeking city records has some frequent requesters crying foul. Darcy Kuenzi has asked the city clerk for a report on...
From The Council on Foreign Relations : Open data is the new thing in development. In the last three years, the World Bank , the United States , the United Kingdom , Kenya , and now the new Open...
A few open government and FOIA news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier: South Dakota GOP official joins with Democrats to support open...
From New Mexico Foundation for Open Government : The fight for transparent government in New Mexico has a new general. The Board of Directors of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced...