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From The Associated Press : The promise is magnificent: More than 5.3 billion people in more than 100 countries now have the right - on paper - to know the truth about what their government is doing...
From Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) : Washington, D.C. – Today Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and a broad coalition of organizations called...
From Politico : A Muslim group's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit demanding the text of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's main investigative manual has suffered a setback as a result of a judge...
From PatriotLedger.com : BOSTON — The far-reaching effects of the Internet on the First Amendment are under scrutiny as the state’s highest court considers the content of cases being streamed live...
From Bangor Daily News : AUGUSTA, Maine — Three members of the Gambling Control Board Tuesday rejected an attempt to keep secret the ownership of BB Development, applicants to operate a casino in...
From BurlingtonFreePress.com : Vermont police obtain hundreds, maybe thousands, of search warrants each year to enter private homes and businesses, to record conversations secretly, and to obtain GPS...
From the National Security Archive's blog, Unredacted : As we recently reported , the Department of Justice was considering amending its FOIA regulations so that it could lie to FOIA requesters and...
From Naplenews.com : NAPLES — The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida calls it a "quibble" over two words: education records. But the Collier County School Board maintains it must protect...
From Electronic Frontier Foundation : The Intelligence Oversight Board, or IOB, is a Presidentially appointed, independent, civilian oversight board charged with ensuring that intelligence...
From The Hill : Lawmakers and government watchdog groups are panning a decision to keep the Wartime Contracting Commission’s records under wraps for two decades. Sens. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and Claire...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last couple days. Second judge gives DOJ access to WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts The U.S. Justice Department will be allowed access to WikiLeaks...
Opinion from the Citizen Media Law Project : Give the Obama Administration credit for trying. The President promised the country transparency and open government , so rather than just let FOIA...
From The News-Gazette : CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois attorney general's office has ruled that the Champaign school district should release a complaint filed against former Superintendent Arthur Culver to...
From the Times-Virginian : A lawsuit has been filed in Albemarle County that claims an Appomattox County deputy is to blame for the death of man who was shot by a Taser last year. The lawsuit accuses...
From PCMAG.com : Before you tweet an inside joke about a terrorist movie like "United 93" or "Munich," you should know—the CIA might start following you. CIA employees known as "vengeful librarians"...