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Scheer appointed to Bench Bar Media committee

Chief Justice Ronald M. George has announced the formation of a committee of judges, lawyers and journalists–including CFAC’s executive director, Peter Scheer–to promote improved relations among the courts, the Bar and the media. Here is a press release from the Judicial Council: Chief Justice George Names Bench Bar Media Steering Committee San Francisco—Chief Justice Ronald M. George today announced the appointment of the Judicial Council’s Bench Bar Media Steering Committee, a panel that will help

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For Sunshine Week, CFAC to lead LA discussion on national security and 1st Amendment

Discussion on Open Government will follow L.A. Theatre Works March 13 Production of Pentagon Papers Docudrama California First Amendment Coalition Director Peter Scheer to Lead Panel Washington — Sunshine Week will host a discussion on open government and secrecy issues following a Thursday, March 13, L.A. Theatre Works production of “Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers” in Los Angeles. The dialogue will be led by Peter Scheer, executive director of the California First

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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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