New Jersey Court Upholds $1900 Public Records Charge

A New Jersey state appellate court has upheld a public records fee of $1,900 for government records that were requested by a freelance journalist because several attorneys were needed to assist with the request. Journalist Janon Fisher fought the fee, but the court decided that the charge was reasonable. The court said the state Attorney […]

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Wisconsin Republican Party Requests Public Records on Democrat

This is an election year – a time when public records requests on politicians and candidates peaks. Wisconsin’s WCCO is reporting on a story involving that state’s Republican Party and its filing of a public records requests on a Democrat county supervisor. A spokesman for the Wisconsin Republican Party, Kirsten Kukowski, confirmed to WCCO that […]

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Tennessee Public Records Aren’t Very Public

The Tennessean is reporting on the growing complexity of public records law in Tennessee and the increasing difficulty involved in obtaining public records in that state. Tennessee opened government records to the general public in 1957, but lawmakers and judges have taken steps over the last 50 years to close many of those records. There […]

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Church of Scientology Documents Posted on WikiLeaks.org

WikiNews is reporting that over 600 pages of official Church of Scientology ‘Operating Thetan’ documents have been posted on the WikiLeaks website. According to the report, some parts of the ‘Operating Thetan’ (OT) manual have been leaked before, but this is believed to be the first time the full version of the document has been […]

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Judge Rules: Inmate Can Request Public Records

The Associated Press is reporting that Superior Court Judge Glenna Hall from Washington state’s King County has ruled that inmate Allan Parmelee could not be stopped from making public records requests. Parmelee is a convicted arsonist who was imprisoned for firebombing cars of two attorneys. Since his imprisonment he has been filing public records requests […]

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