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Why access to state #PublicRecords is "deteriorating terribly," strategies to stem #FOI exemptions, why #FERPA is a "weak argument" for keeping #NIL contracts secret, and FOI news across the states. https://bit.ly/3SEV31t
@ThePearlPost @milpitashigh @thedailynu @Loyola_Maroon @peraltacitizen @TheSWCSun @bsudailynews @TheLantern Special thanks to the Center for Scholastic Journalism @KentStateMDJ, @ManshipSchool and @BrechnerCenter for helping us honor these truly inspirational students.
The report cites data from MuckRock, which was analyzed by David Cuillier, the director of the @BrechnerCenter, which found, that in 2020, 18% of requests under the federal Freedom of Information Act were successful compared to more than 50% in 2010.
Congrats to Oakland's fearless student journalists at the @peraltacitizen for being recognized over the weekend with the @SPLC / @BrechnerCenter's inaugural Freedom of Information Award! A testament to their dogged pursuit of documents in the public interest under @_MsGTeaches 👏
Barrages of #FOIA requests twisted to fuel #disinformation campaigns, #college dorm resident advisers told to trade #freespeech for free rent, and arguments to allow video cameras in the courtrooms of the #Trumptrials: https://bit.ly/3Qncq4p
Talking about challenges of social media regulation and the First Amendment, @JaneYakowitz, Brechner Eminent Scholar in Free Speech Law at @BrechnerCenter at @UFJSchool, joins @JameelJaffer and other top thinkers at Yale Access and Accountability Conference.
As we wrap up a great Day 1 of #FOISummit23, we'd like to thank our event sponsors @Bloomberg, @knightfdn, @nytimes, the Coalition for Sensible Public Records Access, and @BrechnerCenter. Thank you for making this event possible!
Nevada police union sues Las Vegas Review-Journal to take down video and pictures, saying it's illegal to disseminate images of peace officers. Wow! Talk about prior restraint. Case continues this month...
Judge denies police union’s motion to take down RJ video
District Judge Mark Denton refused to grant a temporary restraining order to force the newspaper to remove the vid...
New session added for #FOISummit23! We're excited to have @JasonLeopold speaking about how to better target your FOI requests to get what you're looking for.
Thank you to my indefatigable attorney Nick Hart (who finally gets paid), @FBDLaw, @nmfog, @gregwilliamsABQ, @BrechnerCenter, @FrankLoMonte, @Tsleather, @SMULawClinics, @VinsonandElkins' Jacob Mathew & Robert H. Wu, @SPLC, @spj_tweets, @SilhaCenter.