By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA—Case closed. Virginia can deny records to non-residents without disobeying the U.S. Constitution.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday that a provision in Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act law giving state and local governments the authority to withhold public records from non-Virginia residents is completely constitutional, sending the message to the Old Dominion and the rest of the nation that access to public records isn’t a fundamental right.Read More →
By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS — A U.S. Supreme Court decision on a Missouri drunk-driving case limits the power of police officers to take blood samples of those suspected of driving under the influence.
SCOTUS ruled Wednesday in a 5-4 decision that the risk that blood alcohol levels could dissipate over time did not trump [...]
The state constitutionality of Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining overhaul may not be a slam dunk case for the state, at least according to a ruling from an appellate court.Read More →
By Kirsten Adshead | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Now, the money starts rolling in — and out.
Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack and Marquette Law School professor Ed Fallone appear to have won Tuesday’s primary against lesser known candidate Vince Megna, advancing to compete head-to-head in the April 2 spring election.
According to unofficial results from The Associated Press, [...]
MADISON – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Act 10, Wisconsin’s controversial reform law that guts collective bargaining for most public employees in the state.Read More →