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From Wired : Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) said Friday he would demand answers from the Department of Homeland Security about its domain seizure program known as Operation in Our Sites after it was...
From delmarvanow.com : ACCOMAC, Va. -- A General District judge set a noon hearing Jan. 11 to consider motions in a case in which Onancock resident Charles Landis claims the town violated the Freedom...
From American Civil Liberties Union : In June 2011, the ACLU filed suit against the State Department to enforce a FOIA request seeking 23 embassy cables previously disclosed by WikiLeaks. The agency...
From Bangor Daily News : AUGUSTA, Maine — Members of the state’s right-to-know advisory committee on Thursday approved a proposal from the governor’s office that would exempt all of his “working...
A few items selected from many of interest that we might not have drawn attention to earlier: Hackathon aims to produce open government apps Open government should get a boost from an event being held...
A paper from The Brookings Institution : In a representative democracy, average citizens should be able to easily monitor the public actions of their representatives and the politically powerful who...
From The Rock River Times : SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois State Police officials announced Dec. 8 they are not required to release the names and addresses of individuals who possess Firearm Owner’s...
From Arkansas Times Blog : The Arkansas Supreme Court today granted an emergency stay sought by the city of Little Rock to block Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's order that it release information about...
From The Michigan Daily : Under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act, a public body like the University may give requested records to the media at no cost or a reduced charge if the information...
From Quad-City Times : CLINTON (IA) — A group of Clinton residents is working with the American Civil Liberties Union to gain access to minutes of closed city council meetings where the city’s $4.5...
From Texas Watchdog : The state Attorney General’s open records division launches an online appeals system in February, which will require parties to cough up $30 if they want to use the system to...
From WashingtonPost Local : The revelation in a court filing that Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi and a top aide regularly used personal e-mail accounts to conduct government business so as...
From Boston.com : WASHINGTON - Tens of thousands of e-mails authored or received by Cabinet secretaries in the last three Republican gubernatorial administrations were automatically wiped off state...
From DelawareOnline : The Delaware Department of Labor violated the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to release records about companies that violated labor laws, the Attorney General's Office...
From San Diego City Beat : Mel Shapiro just won a legal settlement, but forgive the 84-year-old if he doesn’t look ecstatic about it. The battle began on March 10, the day San Diego County District...