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Entries Tagged as 'Sunshine'

OIP finds OHA violated Sunshine Law

November 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’ve got a very early appointment this morning, so won’t have time for a decent post. But I want to credit Henry Curtis for getting the scoop on a new OIP opinion. Henry’s Ililani Media reported that OIP determined the Office of Hawaiian Affairs violated the state’s sunshine law when trustees rescinded a letter sent […]

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University presidential search, labor negotiations, and other recent sunshine law news

October 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sunday is a good time to review some recent news from across the country about state and local sunshine laws. “UF’s quick pick,” The Gainesville Sun. This editorial criticizes the selection process for a new president at the University of Florida. While there have been five months of public search committee meetings at UF, a […]

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Tags: Politics · Sunshine

Missouri court: Sunshine Law doesn’t require disclosure of university course syllabi

September 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

In an interesting sunshine law case, a Missouri appeals court ruled last week that the state’s public records law does not require the University of Missouri to disclose class syllabi prepared by professors. The decision came in a lawsuit brought by a Washington, D.C.-based group, National Council of Teachers Quality, which had argued that the […]

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Tags: Education · Sunshine

Judiciary responds to question of fees for online access to court documents

August 29th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Judiciary spokesperson, Marsha Kitagawa, responded to Wednesday’s post regarding the cost to the public of digital files from cases before the Intermediate Court of Appeals and the Hawaii Supreme Court (“Reasonable cost for public documents delivered in electronic form?“). It’s a long response. I’ll walk through my comment on certain points Kitagawa raises, and provide […]

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Tags: Court · Sunshine

Reasonable cost for public documents delivered in electronic form?

August 27th, 2014 · 8 Comments

What’s a reasonable charge for copies of public records delivered as digital pdf files? And when those files originated in digital form, rather than as paper documents that need to be scanned, should that be reflected in the price the public is asked to pay? These questions are what came to mind when I belatedly […]

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Tags: Court · Media · Sunshine