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Lawsuit succeeds in preserving Trump White House records

A lawsuit filed in December by the National Security Archive and three other co-plaintiffs has succeeded in preserving White House records including WhatsApp messages. Archive lawyers also preserved former President Donald Trump’s tweets even ones he deleted along with other social media posts made by White House staff. The White House Counsel also rescinded its policy allowing for preservation of records by screen shot. President Joe Biden now requires all records preserved in complete electronic

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A&A: I was stopped from taking photos of court records with my phone to save costs. What can I do?

Q: Recently the organization I work for had submitted and received a Public Records Act Request of all individuals who had been charged with gang enhancements. However, there is specific information we also need but must pull the Superior Court case file to obtain such as: age, race, location, etc. These documents are electronic so we are unable to use our scanner to make copies without incurring costs. The only other way of obtaining these

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Victory: California Appeal Court Orders Records Unsealed

A California appeal court today issued an important opinion affirming the public’s right of access to court records.  The Second District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles sided with FAC and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, finding that records in a civil case had been improperly hidden from the public. A unanimous three-judge panel cited the common law and constitutional right of access to judicial records, and found the superior court failed to make the appropriate

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Coalition Urges Compliance with California Public Records Law Amid COVID-19 Crisis

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some government agencies in California have announced that they intend to stop responding to California Public Records Act requests until the crisis passes. There is no legal basis for this extraordinary step. The California Public Records Act, Gov. Code § 6250, et seq., remains the law of the land, and Article I, section 3(b)(1) of the California Constitution provides that “The people have a right of access to information

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Justice Department dragging feet in releasing Mueller records

CNN is asking a federal judge to prevent the Justice Department from withholding records from the Mueller investigation. Ordered to produce the documents on a reasonable schedule, the DOJ is releasing them at a snail’s pace by mail rather than electronic delivery. The judge ordered the DOJ to expedite delivery. (Courthouse News Service, November 25, 2019, by Megan Mineiro) Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit in October over similar stonewalling

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