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Subpoena Defense Seminar — Registration

Join the First Amendment Coalition and First Amendment lawyers Tom Burke and Karl Olson for a training session covering the ins and outs of defending journalists who are subpoenaed for their confidential sources or notes. DATE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 149:30-12:30 Admission: FreeLunch & CLE included PLACE SAN FRANCISCO: Davis Wright Tremaine, 505 Montgomery Street, Suite 800, San Francisco LOS ANGELES: Attend via live stream video, Davis Wright Tremaine, 865 S. Figueroa Street, Ste. 2400, Los Angeles REGISTER Registration

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Brown signs anti-sunshine bill, setting up 1st Amdt battle. Do labor rights trump democracy?

BY PETER SCHEER—-Jerry Brown is often praised for his political independence, for his willingness to make policy choices that he thinks are right on the merits, even if it means angering powerful constituencies. But there are limits. They were reached in the latest legislative term in the Governor’s decision to sign legislation drafted and backed by public employee unions determined to abort efforts by cities and counties to shed light—not much light, but some—-on decisions

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A&A: State university won’t disclose student cafeteria workers’ pay

Q: I’m a  journalist at a state university where our student cafeteria came under fire from the administration over a party they’d hosted. A source told me that the student managers of the cafeteria were suspended without pay. I contacted the accounting department to request how much those students were paid per week over the past 2 months. I was referred to my school’s PR person, who said that that information  is not public record. Here’s what she told

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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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CA Sunshine Ordinance: Oakland

Oakland’s Sunshine Ordinance was adopted in 2003. Chapter 2.20 PUBLIC MEETINGS AND PUBLIC RECORDS Article I In General 2.20.010 Findings and purpose. The Oakland City Council finds and declares: A. A government’s duty is to serve the public and in reaching its decisions to accommodate those who wish to obtain information about or participate in the process. B. Commissions, boards, councils, advisory bodies and other agencies of the city exist to conduct the people’s business.

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