JANUARY 2009 (Washington, D.C.): A federal court ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to turn over ten
Office of Legal Counsel memoranda relating to President Bush’s domestic surveillance program. The Electronic Privacy Information Center, American Civil Liberties Union and National Security Archive filed a lawsuit to obtain
the documents in 2005 after the DOJ denied their Freedom of Information Act request
AUGUST 2009 (Polk County): Polk County School Board Attorney Wes Bridges was ordered to pay $475.50 in fines and costs after pleading no contest to violating Florida's Public Records Law.
OCTOBER 2009 (Pensacola): Escambia County Commissioner gene Valentino pleaded no contest to a noncriminal violation of Florida's Public Records Law. He was fined $500.
NOVEMBER 2009 (Bonita Springs): A city councilwoman charged with a civil violation of the Public Records Law for deleting city business e-mails from her home computer will pay a fine as part of her agreement with the State Attorney's Office. Janet Martin pleaded no contest to a civil charge of unintentionally violating the Public Records Law. She will pay a $250 fine.
NOVEMBER 2009 (Venice): A Venice man arrested at a 2002 meeting of the Venice City Council has settled his lawsuit
against the city in connection with the incident. After years of litigation , the suit was settled for $35,000..