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Wired gives Obama B- for grade on transparency

In assessing Obama’s first 100 days in office, Wired rated him low in privacy and copyright, high in science and net neutrality and gave him a B- for transparency. -DB Wired April 29, 2009 By David Kravets As President Barack Obama marks his 100th day in office today, we’ve set out to grade the 44th president’s performance on the bread-and-butter issues near and dear to Wired.com: copyright, cyber security, science, net neutrality, transparency and privacy.

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Transcript: Protest & Pushback

Transcript: Protest & Pushback Return to the Protest & Pushback main page → [Sound of protest scenes and montage] The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer spurred a movement that touched nearly all aspects of American life. Fueled by rights afforded by the First Amendment, the country experienced an historic uprising not seen since the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. The reignited movement for Black lives led to concrete changes in

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A&A: Sheriff’s office won’t release names of inmates held on immigration charges

Q: I’m working on a story about inmates in county jail released into ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement)  custody. Seeking records of these individuals has brought up two questions. The first: are records of jail inmates (aka booking info) public? The county sheriff’s office says no. The second: are local jails prohibited from release names of inmates on immigration holds? I’ve asked for info on inmates released into ICE custody. They refused first on the (incorrect)

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BP, Government Criminalize Media Efforts to Access Spill

New Coast Guard restrictions make it a felony for the public including the media to come within 65 feet of any response vessels or booms on the water or on beaches, effectively outlawing coverage of the gulf oil spill. Now the press,  ACLU are beginning to fight the blackout. July 3, 2010 BP, Government Blocking Press from Reporting Their “Ballet at Sea” by Kevin Gosztola, AlterNet As high tourist season approaches, there will be people

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CA Sunshine Ordinances: San Francisco

Provisions of the Sunshine Ordinance – Section 67 Sec. 67.1 Findings And Purpose. The Board of Supervisors and the People of the City and County of San Francisco find and declare: (a) Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. (b) Elected officials, commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. The people do not cede to these

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AG Opinion #99-301 Disclosure of County Officer’s Personal Tax Lien Details (1999)

OPINION of BILL LOCKYER, Attorney General; Anthony M. Summers , Deputy Attorney General No. 99-301 In the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California Filed August 6, 1999 THE HONORABLE H. PETER KLEIN, COUNTY COUNSEL OF MENDOCINO COUNTY, has requested an opinion on the following question: Is a county auditor-controller prohibited from disclosing to the public information regarding the amount of money deducted from an elected county officer’ s salary to satisfy

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CA Sunshine Ordinances: Dixon (Initiative Petition for Measure N on Nov. 6, 2012 ballot)

Dixon’s Sunshine Ordinance, Measure N is on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Dixon in Solano County. According to Ballotpedia: Supporters of the initiative say, “This Initiative, if passed, will ensure governmental transparency. This Ordinance will go beyond the minimum requirements of the Brown Act and Public Records Act and will provide more and quicker access to information and greater public access to the workings of Dixon city government. This

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Understanding the Role of the First Amendment in Civil Rights Movements

Q&A with Constitutional Law Scholar Margaret M. Russell Return to the Protest & Pushback main page → The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer spurred what historians call the largest protest movement in U.S. history. Over the course of the next year, a reckoning over racial justice prompted concrete changes in policies and politics, and it changed the conversation surrounding racial justice forever. But Black Lives Matter, like major civil rights and

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Brown Act Primer: Access to Meetings

RESOURCES Access to Meetings Accessing Public Meetings: The Ralph M. Brown Act FAC Brown Act Primer Download FAC’s Brown Act Primer Table of Contents   California Brown Act Primer I. Introduction Note: This primer was created in 2006 The Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code sections 54950-54963, referred to as the “Brown Act”) is intended to provide public access to meetings of California local government agencies. Its purpose is described in the Act: “The people

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62 OPS. Cal. Atty. Gen.150 Can Two Legislative Bodies and Their Counsels Meet in Executive Session to Discuss Litigation Settlement? (1979)

Office of the Attorney General State of California 62 Ops. Cal. Atty. Gen. 150 Opinion No. CV 78-103 April 10, 1979 THE HONORABLE STANLEY M. RODEN DISTRICT ATTORNEY SANTA BARABRA COUNTY THE HONORABLE STANLEY M. RODEN, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, SANTA BARABRA COUNTY, has requested an opinion on the following questions: 1. Is it a violation of the Ralph M. Brown Act for the full legislative bodies of a city and a water district, each accompanied by

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