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September 19, 2011 In the aftermath of the Casey Anthony trial and the verdict that stunned both local and television-audience court watchers, there have been unfortunate murmurings in Florida and...
September 19, 2011 From tampabay.com : ST. PETE BEACH — A newly amended lawsuit against the city seeks to reverse both a March referendum and a June commission decision, saying the two votes stemmed...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. The FOIA Wars: Just how open is our "open government?" "American democracy has a disease, and it's called secrecy." So begins a July...
September 16, 2011 From the Politico : Gov. Rick Perry’s straight talk may have made him an instant star of the Republican presidential field, but even some of his supporters say his frank one-liners...
September 16, 2011 From the Billings Gazette : HELENA — Does a government worker suspected of stealing from her employer have a privacy right that outweighs the public’s right to know? That was the...
September 16, 2011 From the Walton Sun : If you want to know more about public records and how to obtain them, you need to be at the First Amendment Foundation's annual Sunshine Seminar in Panama City...
September 14, 2011 From Mo. Attorney General's Office : Jefferson City, Mo. - A free workshop pertaining to the Missouri Sunshine Law will be held on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. in the City...
September 14, 2011 From Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press : Washington, D.C. — The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press today published the 6th Edition of its Open Government Guide...
September 14, 2011 From The Atlantic : As the 2012 campaign season draws near, one of the major questions is what impact corporate spending will have on the balance of power in Washington and around...
September 14, 2011 From Politico : A federal judge ruled Friday that the Central Intelligence Agency does not have to release any records related to its use of unmanned drone aircraft to kill...
September 14, 2011 From Informationweek : Most people prefer to use their PCs to interact with the federal government online or through email, although they still expect the feds to provide multiple...
September 12, 2011 From nextgov : An unofficial analysis of the roughly 1,800 top-level federal Web domains shows nearly a quarter of them are now unreachable. That may mean those sites have been shut...
September 9, 2011 From The Hill : A group of Senate Republicans are demanding the supercommittee tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in budget savings make all its deliberations public ... and provide...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. Court ruling undermines privacy exemption to FOIA A ruling Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit could signal the...
September 6, 2011 From OpenTheGovernment.org : This morning OpenTheGovernment.org released the 2011 Secrecy Report (formerly known as the Secrecy Report Card), a quantitative report on indicators of...