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Article • August 24, 2017
Nearly $57,000 Attorney Fee Award in Tennessee Public Records Case by David Reutter by David Reutter The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County was found to be in willful noncompliance with the Tennessee Public Records Act. It was order to pay $56,884.55 in attorney fees and expenses as a ...
Brief • August 9, 2017
AAAJ-ALC v. DHS, CA, Complaint, Immigration Bond Public Records, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-04388-EDL Document 1 Filed 08/02/17 Page 1 of 27 1 JAYASHRI SRIKANTIAH (CA Bar No. 189556) JENNIFER STARK (CA Bar No. 267062) 2 IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS CLINIC Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School 3 Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Nebraska Supreme Court Holds Reporter Can’t See Executed Prisoner’s Drawings by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In August 2015, the Nebraska Supreme Court denied a reporter’s attempt to obtain “graphic” drawings made by infamous executed child-killer John Joubert. Despite the efforts of state prison officials, however, the drawings were eventually ...
HRDC letter in support of Private Prison Information Act of 2017 - July 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS July 11, 2017 The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee U.S. House of Representatives 2187 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Re: H.R. 1980 – Private Prison Information Act of ...
Filing • April 27, 2017
Filed under: Public Records
Prison Legal News v. Kane, DC, FOIA settlement 2017 Case 1:05-cv-01812-RBW Document 138 Filed 04/03/17 Page 1 of 4 Case 1:05-cv-01812-RBW Document 138 Filed 04/03/17 Page 2 of 4 Case 1:05-cv-01812-RBW Document 138 Filed 04/03/17 Page 3 of 4 Case 1:05-cv-01812-RBW Document 138 Filed 04/03/17 Page 4 of 4
Article • March 14, 2017
Cosby Appeal of Unsealing of Documents Dismissed as Moot After the Associated Press Intervenes by On August 15, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit dismissed an appeal filed by comedian Bill Cosby challenging a district court order that unsealed thousands of discovery documents. The Third ...
The Private Prison Primer: Stolen shoes and the Kingman riots by By Beryl Lipton, MuckRock Part 1 - Taking a look inside the black hole of prisoner grievances, and the lessons learned too late During the years it was operated by the private Management and Training Corporation, the “property” grievance was ...
Publication • January 26, 2017
The First Year - Building Bridges Between FOIA Requesters and Federal Agencies, OIG, 2011 Office of Government Information Services The First Year Building Bridges Between FOIA Requesters and Federal Agencies March 2011 Cover: Sipapu Bridge, White Canyon, Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah, May 1972 (NARA 412-DA-2446) Office of Government Information ...
CCA response to AP records request re staffing 2016, CCA, April 5, 2016 5 April 2016 Requester Travis Loller The Associated Press 1207 18th Ave. South, Suite 261A Nashville, TN 37212 Log Number 201600094 Please see the following response to a public records request sent to Steve Groom, General Counsel, ...
Publication • December 14, 2016
PLN comment to TN Office of Open Records Counsel re public records policy - Dec 2016 PRISON LEGAL NEWS Dedicated to Protecting Human Rights www.prisonlegalnews.org afriedmann@prisonlegalnews.org Please Reply To: Direct Dial: 615-495-6568 5331 Mt. View Rd. #130 Antioch, TN 37013 December 14, 2016 Comptroller of the Treasury Office of Open ...
Tennessee Sheriff’s Willful Denial of Public Records Merits PLN Attorney Fee Award by On June 24, 2015, a Tennessee appellate court found the sheriff of Marshall County had willfully denied access to public records requested by Prison Legal News, and held that PLN was entitled to attorney fees after filing ...
Article • November 1, 2016
Washington Prison File Inspection Request is PRA Request by Mark Wilson The Washington Court of Appeals held that a prisoner's request to review his central file was a Public Records Act (PRA) request. On May 3, 2010, an attorney for Washington prisoner Marvin Hunter requested the opportunity to review Hunter's ...
California Court Affirms Award of Attorney's Fees to Watchdog Group; Remands Case to Determine if Sanctions Appropriate by Lonnie Burton On June 7, 2016, the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One affirmed the award of attorney's fees to a state watchdog organization after they prevailed in a ...
Brief • September 9, 2016
Gilman v. Ramsey County, MN, Motion, Privacy Public Records Disclosure, 2009 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA THIRD DIVISION __________________________________________________________________ Elizabeth Raasch-Gilman, Case No. 09 CV 594 ADM/JJG Plaintiff, PLAINTIFF’S MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF MOTION TO REMAND FOR LACK OF SUBJECT MATTER Ramsey County, JURISDICTION, TO CERTIFY ...
Article • September 8, 2016
D.C. Circuit reinstates prisoner's FOIA case on "Public Domain" grounds by Derek Gilna Carlos Marino, incarcerated for a 1997 drug conspiracy conviction, in 2004 submitted a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA) to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seeking all information that had already made public in his criminal trials in ...
Second Circuit Permits Office of Personnel Management to Assert FOIA Exemption 6 by Derek Gilna The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 552(b)(6), also known as "FOIA," was enacted "to promote honest and open government," Grand Cent. P'ship, Inc. v. Cuomo, 166 F.3d 473, 478 (2d Cir. 1999), and ...
Lakewood (WA) Police Department Found in Violation of State Public Records Act by Lonnie Burton On May 25, 2016, Division Two of the Washington State Court of Appeals found that the city of Lakewood, Washington, and the Lakewood Police Department (LPD) improperly withheld documents in a Public Records Act (PRA) ...
Article • September 7, 2016
Delaware: Prisoners Have No Right of Access to Certain DOC Policies; Court Rules Statute Denying Access Constitutional by Lonnie Burton On May 25, 2016, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware upheld the constitutionality of a state statute which prohibits the Department of Correction (DOC) from providing certain ...
Article • September 6, 2016
District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of FOIA Request by Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a lower court's decision to dismiss the appeal of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) records request on June 28, 2016. Florent ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Nevada Public Records Act Requires State to Provide Log of Basic Information About Withheld Information by In a unanimous opinion, the Nevada Supreme Court has held that, as a general matter, the state's Public Records Act ("PRA") requires a state entity withholding requested records to provide the requesting party with ...
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