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Freedom of Information Act

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  • Chicago Tribune sues city to get email records

    Chicago Tribune sues city to get email records
    The Chicago Tribune sued the city of Chicago on Wednesday in a dispute over the news organization's public records request for emails from the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The complaint, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, said the Tribune sought 25...
  • Why No Public Discussion For UConn's $1.3 Billion Budget?

    Why No Public Discussion For UConn's $1.3 Billion Budget?
    The University of Connecticut is a public university, though you wouldn't always know it from the way school officials do business. In the spring there was a battle over the secrecy-loving UConn Foundation, and whether it should be subject to the state'...
  • Police Chiefs Back Body Camera Bill, But Others Skeptical

    The state's police chiefs are backing a much-debated bill at the state Capitol that calls for additional training in the use of excessive force and body cameras. But some local police and their unions have raised questions about the bill. While some...
  • Elections Agency Votes To Enforce Subpoena On Democrats

    Elections Agency Votes To Enforce Subpoena On Democrats
    HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission decided Thursday to take legal action against the state Democratic Party over its refusal to comply with a May 29 subpoena for documents and internal communications concerning the 2014 re-...
  • Gawker wins lawsuit against FBI in Hulk Hogan sex tape case

    A federal judge has ordered the FBI to turn over evidence related to professional wrestler Hulk Hogan's sex tape. Gawker sued the FBI after it refused a Freedom of Information Act request for the evidence, which could find its way into Hogan's invasion...
  • Vanguard opposes misconduct, but expects police officers to be supported

    Vanguard opposes misconduct, but expects police officers to be supported
    The leadership of the Vanguard Justice Society welcomes the challenge from Commissioner Anthony Batts to "stand and project [our] voice" against any misconduct by Baltimore police officers and we stand firm against any actions that lead residents to...
  • State police investigate payout to ex-Huntington chief

    A payout issued to a former Huntington police chief by Mayor Steve Williams is being investigated by the West Virginia State Police. The Cabell County prosecutor's office requested the investigation, state police First Lt. Michael Baylous told The...
  • Judge: U. of I. must turn over emails in lawsuit over rescinded job offer

    Judge: U. of I. must turn over emails in lawsuit over rescinded job offer
    A Champaign County judge has ordered the University of Illinois to turn over thousands of pages of emails sought by a professor suing the school over a rescinded job offer. Judge Thomas Difanis said Friday that the university must turn over emails...
  • Citizens need access to compilation of Virginia's court case information

     Citizens need access to compilation of Virginia's court case information
    The façade of the U.S. Supreme Court building features four words which encapsulate the principal expectation of the American legal system: Equal justice under law. As a nation, we believe that each citizen, regardless of wealth, race, power or...
  • Idaho group sues predator-control agency for information

    An Idaho conservation group has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to force a federal agency to turn over information about its methods and activities in killing wildlife in the state. The Western Watersheds Project filed the 18-page lawsuit Monday...
  • Army reprimanded general for alleged ethical lapse

    The Army reprimanded a two-star general for poor judgment in "creating the perception" of undue favoritism in the awarding of a no-bid government contract, and the military will soon decide whether he will be forced to retire at a lower rank, officials...