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A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. Whistleblowers, intelligence experts, and veterans join Electronic Frontier Foundation in fight against 'state secrets' San Francisco -...
September 22, 2011 Opinion posted at Vienna Patch from Megan Rhyne, executive director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government , a member of NFOIC: Much attention was recently directed at the...
September 22, 2011 From NEWSOK : The Oklahoma Supreme Court is considering whether to ban from public court records basic personal information such as where a criminal defendant lives. [...] “This is...
September 22, 2011 From Capitol Confidential : Making good on a languishing campaign promise, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has posted details of his schedule on the Internet, unveiling a new website he touts as...
September 22, 2011 From The Kansas City Star : In a letter to key members of Congress and to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, six prominent journalism organizations are asking...
September 22, 2011 From American University Washington College of Law : American University Washington College of Law presents its Fifth Annual International Right-to-Know-Day Celebration Wednesday,...
September 21, 2011 Iowa Freedom of Information Council 's annual meeting will be held Friday, Oct. 7, beginning at noon in Levitt Hall of Old Main at Drake University . The topic of the meeting is...
September 21, 2011 From Courthouse News Service : VISTA, Calif. - A North San Diego County hospital district wants to stop the San Diego Union-Tribune from publishing "privileged and confidential...
September 21, 2011 From naplesnews.com : The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit against the University of Florida alleging that it is violating Florida's public records law by not releasing details of...
September 21, 2011 From Billings Gazette : HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Supreme Court has suspended its rules governing access to court records, a move that a freedom of information advocate says may...
September 21, 2011 From Information Week : President Obama on Tuesday urged world leaders to push forward with transparency and citizen engagement, calling open government "the essence of democracy."...
September 21, 2011 From GoUpstate.com : State Treasurer Curtis Loftis says the cash-starved state Department of Transportation is dragging its feet on providing him information, so he’s embraced a...
September 21, 2011 From Student Press Law Center : New Jersey’s Supreme Court has struck a decisive blow for the transparency of government spending, ruling that lobbying groups created by government...
September 21, 2011 From CourierPostOnline.com : The Senate is pushing a revamped bill to overhaul the state Sunshine Law, key lawmakers say. Bill sponsor state Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, said...
September 21, 2011 From Marketwatch.com : WASHINGTON, PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- NASA is announcing the International Space Apps Competition to support the Open Government Partnership (OGP), which...