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A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦ Dem. lawmaker proposes repeal of Legislative Open Records Act From Los Angeles Times Blog : A Democratic legislator has...
Friday, August 26, 2011 -- From American University Washington College of Law : In a development that barely could have been envisioned by the authors of the Freedom of Information Act four decades...
Friday, August 26, 2011 -- Opinion from the Broward-Palm Beach New Times Blog : Gov. Rick Scott's magically deleted email debacle is starting to sound a bit ridiculous already, even though he's...
From the ACLU : NEW YORK (August 25, 2011) – The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit challenging the government’s failure to release documents about...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (August 23, 2011) — While a lack of resources has made news organizations increasingly less inclined to file freedom of information lawsuits, citizens have a growing interest in...
Journal Times (Racine, WI) received grant from Knight FOI Fund to pursue meetings records and correspondence. From editor Steve Lovejoy of the Journal Times : The abrupt firing of the Mount Pleasant...
A few items selected from many of interest in the last few days. Fulton County (Mo.) makes state news by prohibiting video taping of meetings From AreaWideNews : "I cannot, as a citizen of Fulton...
From Eastern Iowa Government : DES MOINES — The ACLU of Iowa is announcing the launch of its Open Government Project, which will be designed to help ordinary citizens with comprehensive help and...
From The Tennessean : Former Tennessean editor and publisher and Chairman Emeritus John Seigenthaler was among those honored at the 2011 Freedom Awards, sponsored by the National Civil Rights Museum...
From the Hartford Courant : Mitchell W. Pearlman, former longtime executive director of the state Freedom of Information Commission would be an ideal choice to fill the top staff job at the new Office...
NFOIC Executive Director Kenneth F. Bunting delivers keynote address By Kelley Shannon, Special to the San Angelo Standard-Times : AUSTIN — Open government advocates celebrated legislative victories...
Happy Birthday, MFOIC! from Kenneth F. Bunting Executive Director, NFOIC Commendably, the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition is marking and celebrating 10 years of existence by committing itself...
From the Burlington Free Press : Judge Helen Toor is considering whether to release secret details about a Medical Practice Board inquiry into allegations that a Vermont doctor engaged in conduct that...
From Talking Points Memo : Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) appointed three Democrats to a 12-member deficit Super Committee Tuesday, giving observers and advocates an early indication of how...
From Talk of the Sound : Three basic understandings were promoted at the Forum sponsored by Assemblyman George Latimer and the Larchmont-Mamaroneck League of Women Voters on Open Government: freedom...