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California Law Enforcement Agencies Hinder Transparency in Use-Of-Force Cases

Law enforcement agencies across California began receiving public records requests and responded with what's been described as “a campaign of massive resistance.”

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Writer for Conservative Media Outlet Surrenders To Face Capitol Riot Charges

The lawyer said the defense will argue that this is a case of selective prosecution and that the journalist has been charged because he is a conservative writer.

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South Carolina Bans Inmates From In-Person Interviews. A Lawsuit Wants To Change That

The lawsuit also targets the prisons ban that prohibits inmates from directly publishing their own words, though they can be quoted in part or summarized in a publication.

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Liberal Blogger Granted Press Credentials in Iowa House Days After Filing Lawsuit

The result brings an end to a yearslong fight by Laura Belin, who operates the Bleeding Heartland blog, to gain access to the House floor as a member of the press.

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Newspaper Sues City for Police Records, Mayor Directs ‘Immediate Steps’ for Response

The Kentucky Open Records Act gives agencies five business days to respond to such requests, but the newspaper reports it submitted a request four months ago.

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Arkansas AG Rejects Proposed Ballot Measure Protecting Access to Government Records

Attorney General Tim Griffin rejected the language for a proposed statute which would make it more difficult for lawmakers to narrow access to public meetings and records.

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Supreme Court Rejects North Carolina’s Appeal in Ag-Gag Law Dispute

The Supreme Court rejected North Carolina’s appeal in a dispute with animal rights groups over a law aimed at preventing undercover investigations at farms.

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Press Freedom Advocates Urge DOJ to Explain Raid on Journalist Tim Burke

Press freedom advocates sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for “greater transparency” from the DOJ regarding its raid of journalist Tim Burke’s home.

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