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Opinion from Hartford Courant : The merger of the state's watchdog agencies is making no one happy but the people they scrutinize. One of the agencies, the Freedom of Information Commission, called...
From the Florida Times-Union : A Jacksonville man who sued a city pension fund over public records violations isn’t entitled to recover the more than $30,000 he spent on legal fees, a judge has ruled....
From nj.com : Former Union City Deputy Police Chief Joe Blaettler is going to court in a dispute with his former employer over his Open Public Records Act requests. Union City Municipal Clerk William...
From Tulsa World : Tulsa County Court Clerk Sally Howe Smith has begun posting civil pleadings, criminals charges and other court documents on the Internet, she said. However, trial transcripts will...
From The Item : Gov. Nikki Haley said last week her office will preserve all emails sent to or from the governor's email account The State newspaper reported last month that Haley's staff was deleting...
From Courthouse News Service : A New Jersey parent cannot sue a school board to access records about the alleged bullying of his children, a state appeals court ruled. K.L. sued the Evesham Township...
From The Columbus Dispatch : David Greiner, a Cincinnati lawyer representing [ESPN] in a public-rights fight with Ohio State before the Ohio Supreme Court, recently spanked the public university in a...
From The State : COLUMBIA, S.C. — Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley came into office promising a commitment to transparency, but the deletion of emails by staffers has brought new criticism that the...
From The Modesto Bee : MODESTO — Officials seem intent on charging a steep 35 cents per page for copies of public records at Modesto City Hall, which some believe would discourage people from keeping...
From GoUpstate.com : In a possible violation of state law, former Gov. Mark Sanford's administration deleted a massive trove of emails from state-provided accounts during the administration's final...
From SunSentinel.com : Florida public records laws are often called among the toughest in the nation. But that was b4 txt msging. The state updated its public records rules last year to advise that...
From Nextgov : Privacy advocates are suing the Homeland Security Department to obtain information on a program that monitors the social media interactions of citizens following a federal vendor's...
Happy Holidays! A few items selected from many of interest that we might not have drawn attention to earlier: ACLU ready to challenge Clinton (Ia.) over records CLINTON, Iowa — The Citizens for Open...
From Nextgov : The Center for American Progress think tank and the transparency group Public.Resource.Org want to turn the vast holdings of the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the...
From lehighvalleylive.com : Two Republican New Jersey lawmakers want to pull back the curtain on the state’s public records law by removing some provisions that exempt legislators. Assemblyman John...