Government wants citizens to pay for seeking destroyed public records

Strong public records laws give citizens access to the information they need to hold government accountable.  PLF knows firsthand that public records can arm citizens with evidence of constitutional or statutory … ›

President's weekly report — February 19, 2016

Florida Supreme Court denies government’s attempt to rehear case After we won our tremendous Supreme Court victory in Koontz v. St. Johns Water Management District in 2013, the Court sent the case … ›

State Bar of California must produce records … probably

Today, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Sander v. State Bar of California.  In this case, longtime PLF friend and author of Mismatch, Professor Richard Sander, seeks data … ›

Oral argument held in Sander v. State Bar of California

Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sander v. State Bar of California.  This case concerns whether the State Bar is a public agency that is required … ›

A Public Records Act update and kudos to Davis

Last month Pacific Legal Foundation sent Public Records Act requests to UC Berkeley and UC Davis.  As first uncovered by Professor Josh Blackman, the law journals at both schools had begun asking … ›

New ruling requires agencies to turn over hidden data

Author: Daniel Himebaugh In Washington State, electronic "metadata" now constitutes a "public record" under the state's Public Records Act.  This means that state and local authorities must disclose metadata to … ›

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Government wants citizens to pay for seeking destroyed public records

Strong public records laws give citizens access to the information they need to hold government accountable.  PLF knows firsthand that public records can arm citizens with evidence of constitutional or statutory … ›

President's weekly report — February 19, 2016

Florida Supreme Court denies government’s attempt to rehear case After we won our tremendous Supreme Court victory in Koontz v. St. Johns Water Management District in 2013, the Court sent the case … ›

State Bar of California must produce records … probably

Today, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Sander v. State Bar of California.  In this case, longtime PLF friend and author of Mismatch, Professor Richard Sander, seeks data … ›

Oral argument held in Sander v. State Bar of California

Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sander v. State Bar of California.  This case concerns whether the State Bar is a public agency that is required … ›

A Public Records Act update and kudos to Davis

Last month Pacific Legal Foundation sent Public Records Act requests to UC Berkeley and UC Davis.  As first uncovered by Professor Josh Blackman, the law journals at both schools had begun asking … ›

New ruling requires agencies to turn over hidden data

Author: Daniel Himebaugh In Washington State, electronic "metadata" now constitutes a "public record" under the state's Public Records Act.  This means that state and local authorities must disclose metadata to … ›

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Government wants citizens to pay for seeking destroyed public records

Strong public records laws give citizens access to the information they need to hold government accountable.  PLF knows firsthand that public records can arm citizens with evidence of constitutional or statutory … ›

President's weekly report — February 19, 2016

Florida Supreme Court denies government’s attempt to rehear case After we won our tremendous Supreme Court victory in Koontz v. St. Johns Water Management District in 2013, the Court sent the case … ›

State Bar of California must produce records … probably

Today, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Sander v. State Bar of California.  In this case, longtime PLF friend and author of Mismatch, Professor Richard Sander, seeks data … ›

Oral argument held in Sander v. State Bar of California

Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sander v. State Bar of California.  This case concerns whether the State Bar is a public agency that is required … ›

A Public Records Act update and kudos to Davis

Last month Pacific Legal Foundation sent Public Records Act requests to UC Berkeley and UC Davis.  As first uncovered by Professor Josh Blackman, the law journals at both schools had begun asking … ›

New ruling requires agencies to turn over hidden data

Author: Daniel Himebaugh In Washington State, electronic "metadata" now constitutes a "public record" under the state's Public Records Act.  This means that state and local authorities must disclose metadata to … ›

Government wants citizens to pay for seeking destroyed public records

Strong public records laws give citizens access to the information they need to hold government accountable.  PLF knows firsthand that public records can arm citizens with evidence of constitutional or statutory … ›

President's weekly report — February 19, 2016

Florida Supreme Court denies government’s attempt to rehear case After we won our tremendous Supreme Court victory in Koontz v. St. Johns Water Management District in 2013, the Court sent the case … ›

State Bar of California must produce records … probably

Today, the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in Sander v. State Bar of California.  In this case, longtime PLF friend and author of Mismatch, Professor Richard Sander, seeks data … ›

Oral argument held in Sander v. State Bar of California

Earlier this week, the California Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sander v. State Bar of California.  This case concerns whether the State Bar is a public agency that is required … ›

A Public Records Act update and kudos to Davis

Last month Pacific Legal Foundation sent Public Records Act requests to UC Berkeley and UC Davis.  As first uncovered by Professor Josh Blackman, the law journals at both schools had begun asking … ›

New ruling requires agencies to turn over hidden data

Author: Daniel Himebaugh In Washington State, electronic "metadata" now constitutes a "public record" under the state's Public Records Act.  This means that state and local authorities must disclose metadata to … ›