• public records law April 13, 2022 7:25 pm

    News Organizations Sue Youngkin Over ‘Divisive Practices' Tip Line Records

    More than a dozen news organizations filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and his administration for allegedly violating the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, as it’s commonly called. The lawsuit is a response to Youngkin’s administration withholding public information from the people he serves. In his first month in office, Youngkin announced what he called...

  • Florida March 21, 2019 8:00 pm

    Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Wants Prostitution Video Blocked From Public

    Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other defendants in a Florida massage parlor prostitution case are asking a judge to block the release of video that police say shows them engaging in sexual acts.

  • California November 30, 2018 5:49 am

    Law Professor Sues University of California for Admissions Data About Race

    A newly-formed nonprofit purportedly serving Asian Americans and a professor who studies affirmative action are suing the University of California (UC) for access to data that they say could show whether the university system illegally discriminates against Asian Americans in admissions, NBC News reports. The lawsuit, filed in early November in California Superior Court, accuses the university system of not...

  • JUDGE June 8, 2018 12:08 am

    Attorneys For Nikolas Cruz Seek to Block Release of His Statement to Detectives After Shooting

    As grounds, public defender Howard Finkelstein argues release “will cause significant trauma to an already beleaguered community, impede the defendant’s constitutional right against self-incrimination, as well as his right to a fair and impartial trial.”

  • director April 3, 2017 10:15 pm

    Opposition Grows to Iowa Bill Making Many 911 Calls Secret

    Civil rights groups, media advocates and some lawmakers are opposing an Iowa bill that would end public access to many 911 calls, a broadly-worded measure that also could shield some police videos. The bill declares that 911 calls involving injured people are confidential “medical records” and exempt from Iowa’s open records law. The secrecy would apply to audio and video...

  • Florida August 31, 2016 3:45 am

    911 Calls: ‘Crazy' Gunfire in Pulse Nightclub

    A mother called 911 for help as she texted with her son, who was trapped inside the Pulse nightclub. A sister told a dispatcher that her 20-year-old brother also was trapped, in a bathroom at the gay club, and that “he said there were a lot of dead people.”

  • D.C. January 22, 2016 12:23 pm

    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Emails Show Debate Over Blame for Flint Water

    A day after doctors reported high levels of lead in Flint children, Gov. Rick Snyder’s top aide told him the “real responsibility” for the city’s water issues rested with local government officials, emails released Wednesday showed....
    Then-chief of staff Dennis Muchmore later told the governor that residents were “caught in a swirl of misinformation” about lead contamination and that it was...

  • Florida December 9, 2014 3:10 am

    Scott Broke Law with Private Emails: Lawyer

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s disclosure of nearly 200 pages of emails from a private Google account could become key evidence in an ongoing lawsuit that charges that the governor flouted the state’s public records law.

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