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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Trying To Make Sense Of The Holowaty Mess At Eastern

    Trying To Make Sense Of The Holowaty Mess At Eastern
    On the night of April 25, Bill Holowaty sounded deeply wounded and foreboding. Amid allegations of abuse and a failure to comply with administration directives — suspended by his school — Holowaty had decided to retire after 45 years as...
  • Democratic super PAC asks for Cuccinelli-Jackson phone records

    Republican nominee for lieutenant governorĀ E.W. JacksonĀ told the National Review this week that his running mate Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli "has a lot to teach me." Jackson told the National Review that he and Cuccinelli, the GOP nominee for...
  • $1 Million In Lawyers' Bills To Taxpayers For State's Defeat In Court

     $1 Million In Lawyers' Bills To Taxpayers For State's Defeat In Court
    The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on May 31 reversed a lower court ruling, and gave unionized state employees a major victory in a 2003 class action lawsuit against ex-Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief, Marc Ryan. The appeals panel of...
  • FBI struggled to find relatives in Moore civil rights cold case

    As The Baltimore Sun set out to look back on the murder of civil rights activist William Lewis Moore 50 years later, the first step was to find his relatives. It wasn't easy. Records showed none located in Baltimore, where the postal worker had lived...
  • Malloy Signs Bill To Withhold Homicide Photos, Other Records, After Newtown

    Malloy Signs Bill To Withhold Homicide Photos, Other Records, After Newtown
    The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre. The Senate took up the...
  • Slaying of Baltimore civil rights protester still unsolved

    Slaying of Baltimore civil rights protester still unsolved
    Everyone begged William Lewis Moore not to go to Mississippi. His pastor told him he would get killed walking around in a sandwich board sign protesting segregation. His family worried about where he would sleep and eat. Even fellow civil rights...
  • No moms in macro trading? Paul Tudor Jones backpedals on comments

    Anne-Marie Slaughter. Marissa Mayer. Sheryl Sandberg. Paul Tudor Jones? The founder of Tudor Investment Corp. seems, almost by accident, to be the newest voice in the debate about women at work. The hedge fund honcho, ranked 123rd on Forbes’...
  • State Shouldn't Make Pardons Process Secret

    The latest attempt to draw the curtain of secrecy around state government would exempt pardon applications from the Freedom of Information Act. It is baneful. Like so many similar proposals introduced in the General Assembly this year, it amounts to...
  • Weed law in Chicago sends native plant gardeners to court

     Weed law in Chicago sends native plant gardeners to court
    Chicago's growing season is still young, and so far the alleged villain in Kathy Cummings' garden is only 2 inches tall. By summer's peak, however, the accused will stand 4 gangly feet once again, and once again someone is sure to mistake it for a weed....
  • Will new SEC hang whistle-blowers out to dry?

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is certainly looking all spiffy and new these days. Mary Jo White, the former federal prosecutor and Debevoise & Plimpton law partner, has taken over as chairman. She tapped her longtime deputy at the Southern...
  • Town Speaks Out For Openness In Government

    The more transparency in government, the more public officials will be held accountable to those they serve, and the better our system of governance will be. That truth, a central part of Connecticut's decades-old Freedom of Information Act, was...