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From UnionLeader.com : LITTLETON — A New Hampshire attorney with years of experience in cases involving the state’s right-to-know law thinks the question of who should pay for records in a Littleton...
From Bloomberg : The Federal Reserve and the big banks fought for more than two years to keep details of the largest bailout in U.S. history a secret. Now, the rest of the world can see what it was...
From National Security Archive's Unredacted blog : On November 18, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed two major pieces of legislation: the Law of the Truth Commission (Lei da Comissão da...
True, it's not Friday (at least at the time of this posting), but Friday (in some circles) being a state of mind, and freedom of information a right at all times, allow us to post this week's FOI...
From Truthout : FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, claims it does not have any documents on the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street, according to a letter the agency sent to Truthout in...
From Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press : The Iowa Supreme Court recently clarified the state’s open records statute by ruling that a government agency must prove it acted in “good faith” in...
From DoverPost.com : Dover, Del. — The fallout continues over the Capital School District Board of Education’s decision to quietly give administrators a pay raise this past summer. [...] This autumn,...
From WSAV-TV : COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's office deletes some emails, which might violate the state's public records law. While [Jay Bender, an attorney and expert on the...
From National Lawyers Guild : Washington, D.C. — The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) and the National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Committee filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests...
From MarylandReporter.com : The Maryland Register, a state news publication that provides updates on state regulations, legal opinions and hearings, has reversed a decision to charge consumers for its...
From the Pocono Record : Lawmakers want state-related institutions to fall under Pennsylvania's Right To Know Law following the Penn State University child sexual abuse scandal. State Rep. Eugene...
From The Associated Press : RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Having already served their sentences, hundreds of Virginia sex offenders are held behind bars for months — some for years — while waiting to see...
From the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government : The New Mexico Court of Appeals reinforced state open-meetings law yesterday with an opinion that should put all public bodies on notice -- failure...
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Kudos are due to AP National Writer Martha Mendoza and the team of reporters and correspondents who helped piece together what may be the most comprehensive report ever on freedom of...
A few recent items selected from many of interest that we might not have drawn attention to earlier: DNC sends massive FOIA request for Romney's email records Washington, D.C.—In a FOIA request sent...