MORE ARTICLES FROM ‘Freedom Of Information’
The forecast from this year’s National “Sunshine Week,” which annually focuses on issues of freedom of information and transparency in government, is “partly cloudy, with some sun and some storms.”
State Legislature gives gun-permit holders wide latitude to keep their records out of public view. Also:
Given all the questions about the detentions of accused terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, allowing the greatest transparency for 9/11 military tribunals would be in the nation’s interest.
A free press must report on behalf of us all, with access to public information, to hold officials accountable for their decisions.
Compared with other FOIA cases featuring interminable delays and years in court, the decision in Rock River Times is a significant victory for open government.
In their high court briefs in McBurney v. Young, news organizations and public-advocacy groups stress that law restricting access by out-of-staters impedes newsgathering and the national ‘information industry.’
National Archives, Commerce and EPA team up to create place where public can submit, track FOIA requests, Federal News Radio reports.
Barriers to public access to government scientific information examined, as well as improvements in official efforts to make the data available to everyone’s benefit.
APME panel analyzes widespread official resistance to releasing public records to journalists.
Reuters reports 2nd Circuit rules that officials must disclose a 2004 legal memorandum justifying requirement that HIV/AIDS groups sign a pledge before working overseas.
Rhode Islander, Californian appeal to U.S. Supreme Court challenging constitutionality of provision in Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, which says only state residents can obtain public records.
Brownsville, Texas, police may have acted properly in shooting 15-year-old, as a grand jury found; but releasing the video would help address public doubts.
Center for Constitutional Rights, others appeal military judge’s decision denying public access to information in case.
New York Times says record-setting prosecutions for leaked classified information are something of an accident.
If we’re to assess effectively how well our public servants are doing their jobs, we need access to information — including a draft report on the botched 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.