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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 tool...

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 she...

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...

September 20, 2011 From The Burlington Free Press: COLCHESTER -- St. Michael's College and the Vermont Press Association will host Investigative Reporters and Editors and its Better Watchdog Workshop...

September 20, 2011 From The San Francisco Examiner: San Francisco spends more money on government than it did a decade ago, but that government employs fewer people. Public safety spending is a...

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...