Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Information Act’

ACLU: Police Body Cameras Without FOIA Are “One More Tool” for Surveillance

Muriel Bowser wants to keep footage from reporters, the public.

District Officials Can’t Shield Personal Email From FOIA, Judge Rules

City officials who conduct public business on personal email accounts must turn their personal emails over in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, according to a recent, first-of-its-kind ruling in D.C. Superior Court.
The July 9 order by Judge Stewart Nash brings the District into line with the majority of states that have addressed [...]

Gray Administration Launches New FOIA Website

With five months left in office, Vince Gray's office says they've made it easier to get records from them and future administrations with an updated Freedom of Information Act website.
Earlier open records requests played out mostly over email, but the new system prompts users to create an account and submit their requests through an online form. FOIA requests to the [...]

Fenty’s Office: What FOIAs? (Updated)

Critics have long-charged Still Mayor Adrian Fenty's administration of not playing fair when it comes to Freedom of Information Act requests. LL thinks the critics make good points, but LL believes Fenty isn't much different from ALL politicians in giving little regard to open government laws. (Every couple of months, LL gets an e-mail from [...]