"Comprehensive and accurate records are critical if patterns and causes of harm are going to be identified and corrected," said an attorney representing Louisiana inmates.
New Jersey Town That Sued a Woman for Public Records Requests Now Wants Lawyer Prosecuted for Same Thing
Irvington made national headlines last year when it filed a lawsuit against an 82-year-old woman for filing too many public records requests. Now it says a lawyer for FIRE should be prosecuted.
Texas law allows police to withhold records of suspects who were never convicted. Police abuse it to hide records from families, reporters, and lawyers investigating deaths in custody.
Joe Biden just declassified another batch, but the government is still keeping some under wraps.
Now the officer is trying to keep his identity secret under a state law intended to protect crime victims.
School District Must Release E-Mail List of Parents to Whom It Sent Various Ideological Advocacy Messages
"[T]he District wants to be able to use government resources to collect and utilize these e-mail addresses to promote and advance the particular 'community outreach' issues and positions of District (government) leaders while denying others in the community the opportunity to utilize the e-mail addresses to share differing viewpoints."
What kind of a showing of possible "harassment" or "reprisals" must backers of such ballot measures make to keep petition signatures (and financial contributions) from becoming public records?
A lawsuit attempts to find out how federal agents are implementing Wickr, a communications service that has an auto-erase function.
Irvington Township says it's being bullied by 82-year-old Elouise McDaniel and is asking a court to block her from filing public records requests.
Poorly written “Marsy’s Law” may keep citizens from knowing which officers are using deadly force on the job.
The PACER database is antiquated and expensive to access, and that's just the way the federal judiciary likes it.
St. Louis tattlers discover their complaints about open businesses are public records.
The Hamilton County Attorney's Office later admitted that its policies conflict with the state's public records law.
California's Top Court Finally Allows Law Enforcement Agencies to Share List of Problem Cops With Prosecutors
Powerful unions and state-mandated secrecy made it a fight to know about misconduct.
Media outlets are seeing foot-dragging, destroyed records, and demands for big money for compliance.
Administrator at California's Southwestern College tried to use government transparency law on journalists.
Texas law lets police hide records of suspects who die in custody from grieving families. It could have been fixed, but a police union torpedoed the reform bill.
A Reason investigation of a notorious Texas public records loophole found 81 cases where police hid records of shootings and deaths in custody.
State law keeps misconduct secret from the public. That may be about to change.