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The First Amendment's to Right to Know

The argument that the First Amendment includes a right to know is gaining traction in Arizona and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In the fall of 2013 was the first time I heard this argument made.  1,030 more words

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Law, media organizations release newest open records handbook

ATLANTA (WJCL) – The Open Records Handbook for law enforcement got it’s first major update since 2005 on Thursday with the announcement of its third and latest revision. 140 more words


A busy couple of weeks

It has been a very busy few weeks, both at work and within SPJ. A quick catch-up that won’t do justice to any of the items. 320 more words

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A missed opportunity

I posted this on my personal blog, Bayou Zeitgeist , a few minutes ago and am copying it here for those who might not follow it: 705 more words


Sunshine Q&A: What makes a meeting "open?" and obtaining school records

A citizen in Oconee County asked for records from the local school system, but didn’t get the answer they expected. Here’s what to do next. 80 more words


Phoenix and Tucson Police Directives

The Tucson provides their directives online on governmental websites (a link is at the bottom of the post).  It appears there is some type of trend for the most populous cities in the United States to provide their directives online, either voluntarily or through a court order. 461 more words