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An interesting issue regarding transcripts of court proceedings

March 5th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Here’s an interesting 2009 opinion by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals I just saw cited. It deals with a request that was made for a copy of the transcript of a court proceeding involving the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The summary is short and sweet. This appeal involves a dispute over payment for […]

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Tags: Court · Media

An interesting tool for ferreting out information

March 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment

I like to share the tools of the trade, which hopefully encourage some of you to improve your sleuthing. Here’s an information tool that has been around for a long time, with periodic updates along the way. I have long considered it a great resource. It’s called Reporter’s Desktop, and is a tool developed by […]

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Tags: Media

A look at recent sunshine and public records in the news

March 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments

Here are a few news stories from across the country that have appeared in the past couple of weeks. In Florida, a private watchdog group that has been officials to court for sunshine violations is taking on the governor and making waves. Sarasota Herald-Tribune, “Sunshine group takes on Gov. Scott” The group is unique in […]

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Tags: Media · Politics · Sunshine

AP demonstrates using location data from social media accounts in political ethics investigation

February 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments

I couldn’t help noticing the description of a complex technique used by AP in its investigation of potential ethics violations by Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock (“Watchdog group files complaint over Rep. Aaron Schock’s travel“). The article reports on ethics complaints against Schock filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, as well as […]

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Tags: Media · Politics

Great resource on Hawaii open meetings and public record laws

February 24th, 2015 · 3 Comments

If you’ve got questions about access to public records and public meetings in Hawaii, look no farther. Here’s your basic, all-in-one source: “OPEN GOVERNMENT GUIDE ???????????????Access to Public Records and Meetings in HAWAII.” Whether you’ve got questions about how to access government records, or want to know what the law says about your right to […]

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Tags: Media · Politics · Sunshine