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Cook County courts ordered to make e-filings immediately available to public

In November, the Courthouse News Service filed a federal lawsuit against the Cook County (Illinois) courts, alleging that the county was posting electronically filed complaints days after receiving them, even though the complaints should have been immediately available to the press as public records. 94 more words

State Courts

Major Fight Shapes up Over Salmon Harvest in the Columbia River

Agreements that have reigned for a decade on how to divide the catch of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia Basin expire on the last day of 2017. 50 more words

Columbia River

Supreme Court to Hear Sports Gambling Case Monday

On Monday the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to a federal gambling law that could have sweeping implications not just for sports betting but for the intersection of federal and state laws. 64 more words

U.S. Congress

In new lawsuit, court journalists allege that electronic case filing undermines transparency

The Courthouse News Service, a specialty news service focusing on civil cases across the United States, has sued the Cook County (Illinois) Circuit Clerk’s Office. 359 more words

Court Administration

Oregon Oyster Farmer Fights Flood of Cow Poop

A federal judge Friday appeared sympathetic to an Oregon oyster farmer who claims his livelihood is endangered by the state’s failure to regulate fecal coliform bacteria pollution from nearby dairy farms. 57 more words

Dept. Of Environmental Quality