Christie’s YouTube moment backfires in court

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  Governor, investigations, New Jersey, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, State Government  /  No Comments

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A New Jersey judge is giving Gov. Chris Christie one more chance to explain why his office should not disclose nearly $1 million in American Express bills his state police protectors have charged to taxpayers.

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Mississippi agency denies Oxford House’s charitable status

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  community, Government Regulation, Local Government, Mississippi, News, Open Records, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The Mississippi Secretary of State’s office sent a cease and desist letter to Oxford House, which bans them from soliciting for donations in the state.

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On eve of high court hearing, Sweet Briar records bare new story

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Education, News, Open Records, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

END OF THE TRAIL? Sweet Briar College, an all-women's school, exhibited the trappings of prosperity -- before it didn't.

In a curious twist to the closing of Sweet Briar College, records show the school’s financial position was more precarious a decade ago.

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FBI flip-flops on disclosing cell phone surveillance tech

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Issues, Judiciary, National, News, Open Records, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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The FBI is trying to reassure everyone that they weren’t secretly spying on your cell phone, and certainly wasn’t telling local cops to keep it secret.

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Sports marketer refuses to cough up records for Texas A&M, risks losing deal

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  News, Open Records, Texas, Transparency  /  No Comments


By Steve Miller |
Secrecy goes before a fall in the world of open records.
When Learfield Sports signed a marketing deal in 2006 with Texas A&M, it included the provision that all information derived from the dealings between the two is “subject to the Texas Public Information Act.”
When a San Antonio newspaper came knocking at […]

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Herring’s bill: $19,501 for Sweet Briar College FOI

By   /  May 22, 2015  /  Education, News, Open Records, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Attorney General Mark Herring’s office wants $19,501.50 to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act inquiry into his lawyers consulting with Sweet Briar College officials in the months leading up to the decision to close the women’s school.

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