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CFAC protests new legislation curbing access to government mapping data

CFAC today registered its opposition to legislation that seeks to vest in local and state governments monopoly control over real estate data used in digital mapping systems. The legislation, AB 1978, submitted by Assembly member Jose Solorio (D-Orange County), would exempt from the California Public Records Act the basemap data essential for many local applications of digital mapping or “geographic information systems” (GIS). This exclusion would free local governments–Orange County included–to restrict access to the

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Readers dispute Scheer's 1st Amendment assessment of Prez candidates

-What about flag burning? Paul Harris, professor at New College of Law, points out that Hillary Clinton, in 2005, co-sponsored federal legislation barring the burning of the American flag in circumstances intended to “intimidate” (or some such). He’s right. This was certainly not one of Hillery’s finer moments.-PS =============== -Specifics please -Obama anecdote I dunno, is there really nothing SPECIFIC that you can point to with respect to each of the candidates’ positions on free

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CFAC's Gullixson is Press Democrat's new editorial director

CFAC’s Gullixson is Press Democrat’s new editorial director Paul Gullixson, CFAC Board President from 2005 through 2007, has been named editorial director of the Press Democrat, the New York Times-owned daily newspaper in Santa Rosa. Gullixson, who had been assistant editorial director since 1998, succeeded Pete Golis, who, although retired from the director position, will continue to write a bi-weekly column for the newspaper. Before moving to Santa Rosa, Gullixson was Peninsula Bureau Chief for

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"Mother Jones" publisher Jay Harris and media lawyers Judy Alexander and Ed Davis join CFAC Board

PRESS RELEASE–The California First Amendment Coalition has named three new members to its Board of Directors: Jay Harris, Publisher of Mother Jones magazine, and lawyers Edward Davis, partner at the Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe law firm in San Francisco, and Judy Alexander, owner of Judy Alexander Law in Capitola. Harris has been Publisher of Mother Jones and Chief Executive Officer of its nonprofit parent, the Foundation for National Progress, since 1991. In 2001 Mother Jones

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