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First Amendment Coalition

534 Fourth Street, Ste. B

San Rafael, CA  94901

 415-460-5060

Peter Scheer, Executive Director
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Agencies keep water data secret, cite privacyThe Desert SunPeter Scheer, executive director of the San Rafael-based First Amendment Coalition, said the water agencies ought to make the information public, especially as California's drought has focused increasing scrutiny on water use across the state. "I find ... more >>
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 7:34:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
A Passionate Response To An Awful Race-Baiting Article From A Right-Wing ...PoliticusUSABut someday you'll be driving down Gervais on your way to drop in on the many Republican consultants (First Tuesday and the like) so located and you'll have an epiphany. Blacks in red states are still as enslaved as more >>
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 3:22:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Abortion case is about liberty, not lies: ColumnThe Sheboygan PressThe bill passed the House of Representatives only after a coalition of pro-life Democrats, led by then Representative Bart Stupak (D-MI), abandoned the Stupak-Pitts amendment and accepted in its place an Executive Order from the White House. The ...and more more >>
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 8:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
San Carlos parents organize online petition drive to push land swap deal ...San Jose Mercury NewsOlbert's involvement with the effort to lobby the city is not inappropriate, said Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition. "The mayor is not acting unethically, he is acting politically, which is what more >>
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 9:03:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Editorial Cartoon: Happy Easter, EveryonePoliticusUSAHe taught me that Jesus was the first 'liberation theologist' in fighting the Romans. Tom shows, by ... For Boykin it was bromance at first sight and perhaps a wee bit of latent homosexuality as he waxed over Jesus' "big, bulging biceps...thin waist ... more >>
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 2:40:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Controller uses authority to compile wide-ranging databaseVictorville Daily PressPeter Scheer, executive director of the San Rafael-based First Amendment Coalition, appreciates the disclosure of local and state government salary information but said he prefers to see a name associated with each position listed for fuller disclosure. more >>
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:47:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Press-EnterpriseCITY COUNCILS: Officials' texting during meetings sparks debatePress-EnterprisePeter Scheer, executive director of the San Francisco-based First Amendment Coalition, said there is limited value to rules because people who seek approval from city councils talk to politicians mostly outside meetings. Still, Scheer said making ... more >>
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 9:28:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Public Eye: New fees loom for online court searches in Sacramento CountyMerced Sun-StarThe decision inevitably will hinder public access to public documents, said Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, a San Rafael-based nonprofit aimed at improving openness in government. California's courts are “truly ...and more more >>
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 7:31:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Berkeley City Council files lawsuit to implement recently suspended district linesDaily CalifornianAccording to Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition and writer of one of the letters, the council can correct the alleged violation by voting again whether to hire legal counsel in a meeting that complies with more >>
Wed, Apr 09, 2014 12:57:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
San Diego County's system for tracking campaign donations called outdatedinewsource“Everything's a tradeoff,” said Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, a good-government advocacy group. “I can tell you that having meaningful and fast access to detailed information about campaign finance is something that ...and more more >>
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 1:02:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Huffington Post

Journalists Using Snowden’s Documents Are Protected by the First Huffington Post

October 22, 2013/  Peter Scheer, a lawyer and journalist, is executive director of the First Amendment Coalition. The views expressed here are his alone; they do not necessarily 

The Press Enterprise

Privacy laws often shield details of officer-involved death

Press-Enterprise-Oct 17, 2013.. rights and privacy of law enforcement, said Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, of which The Press-Enterprise …

MORENO VALLEY: Naming of councilman may have violated law …

Press-Enterprise-Sep 27, 2013

On Friday, First Amendment legal expert Fred Woocher, former special… it with a third, that could be considered a meeting, Scheer said.

National Media

 Have Tea Party Activists in Congress Made Securities Trades From …

Huffington Post-by Peter Scheer-Oct 16, 2013

Peter Scheer, a lawyer and journalist, is executive director of the FirstAmendment Coalition. The opinions stated here do not necessarily reflect …

Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard-by Mark Coddington-Oct 11, 2013
… integrating ads, and Lauria on its over-reliance on ads in the first place….. a whole, and the First Amendment Coalition’s Peter Scheer argued …

Few Media Outlets Have the Power to Alter the Facts of the Stories …

Huffington Post-by Peter Scheer-Oct 7, 2013Peter Scheer, a lawyer and journalist, is executive director of the First AmendmentCoalition. The views expressed here are his alone; they do …

KPBS

 Media Maze Complicates Enforcement Of California Political Ad Rules

KPBS-Oct 4, 2013
Peter Scheer, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, summarized the issue. “The problem is news advertising is not just a …
San Francisco Chronicle

 Judge’s gag order called unconstitutional

San Francisco Chronicle-Sep 30, 2013
Such a prohibition violates freedom of speech and the press, said Peter Scheer, a lawyer and executive director of the First Amendment …
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