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In advance of the June 7 public hearing regarding whether the public will be allowed access to electronic court records, we will look at overall transparency in Maine state government, from access to...
Rules allowing state agencies to charge for public records received a surprising endorsement last month from the Wyoming Press Association, a traditional advocate for transparency that had previously...
The Texas Supreme Court has denied the appeal of a lower court decision permitting a delayed response to a public records request — potentially negating a law that requires a response to requests...
Public safety legislation authored by California State Assembly member Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) to demilitarize law enforcement, build better police and community relations, and promote government...
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday afternoon announced he had vetoed three bills passed in the 2018 legislative session that ended last month, including one that would have placed autopsy...
After being sexually harassed at work, some women face the specter of having the most intimate, private details of their lives dissected in open court by attorneys for their employer. That’s because...
It seems reasonable to assume all public officials — from local school board and city council members to state legislators — are subject to the voter-approved Washington state Public Records Act. Yet,...
The Center for Public Integrity, as a matter of policy, does not accept grants from the federal government. But the Center will accept compensation for the time and effort we put into fighting the...
Citing "clear misinterpretations of law" in actions taken to remove the Office of Open Government director, advertise the position with incorrect limitations on its authority, and appoint an interim...
In wake of the news surrounding MSU's handling of ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abuse case, the university's Freedom of Information Act Office has received an increase in FOIA...
Biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device developers, as well as the lawyers who represent them, gathered recently at a Kentucky Derby party in Plymouth Meeting. Amid the games, faux betting, and...
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Wednesday that it has launched a new system that will allow the agency to process Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests online. The Freedom...
Attorneys with the city of Portland are preparing to go to court in Washington state to try to stop a defense attorney from obtaining a 26-year-old police report in a child sex abuse case. It’s an...
The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to release some records related to the city's police chief recruitment process after a lawsuit from conservative group Judicial Watch . The...