Freedom Of Information. Legal news and articles for February 29 - 29, 2012

Freedom of Information not so free at the state house.Cavaletto Issues Freedom of Information Act Request for Information About ...Abuse Case Raising Statute QuestionsTeacher data made public by the DOESenate sends FOI fix to Malloy's deskCity releases charter schools' teachers' rankingsNHRC Assures of Proactive Measures Against Rights AbuseCharter teachers' turnMossad Chief Set AIPAC Founder's First Public Relations Priorities ...Rottenstein Law Group Learns of Research Showing Many Antidepressants Are No ...Access to public information a struggleFreedom of information worth the fightGEORGE SMITH: LePage vowed transparency, now seeks more secrecy than law allowsMinutes: Port board changed mind on China HarbourGEORGE SMITH: LePage vowed transparency, now seeks more secrecy than law allows

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Fed Bank Presidents Disclose Assets From Farmland to Stocks
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

1 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve regional bank presidents revealed unprecedented details about their personal wealth, disclosing Citigroup Inc. shares bought by accident and ownership of a Missouri farm and Texas ranchland. The regional bank chiefs, ...more »

MATTER OF MACK v. HOWARD
Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

Memorandum: Petitioner, an inmate at a correctional facility, commenced this CPLR article 78 proceeding seeking to compel respondents to comply with his request pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law ([FOIL] Public Officers Law art 6) for a copy of ...more »

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Freedom of Information not so free at the state house.
WCBDFebruary 29, 2012

A recent restructuring bill forced a lot questions from citizens concerned about the separation of powers in state government. So through the Freedom of Information Act, many wanted details on how law makers put together the bill.more »

Cavaletto Issues Freedom of Information Act Request for Information About ...
WJBD OnlineFebruary 29, 2012

State Representative John Cavaletto announced Wednesday that he has sent a letter to the Governor's office issuing a request under the Freedom of Information Act. He is requesting for all information detailing scores assigned to developmental centers ...more »

Abuse Case Raising Statute Questions
The Jewish WeekFebruary 29, 2012

According to an internal memo obtained through a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request from Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes' office by the alleged victim, Schneur Borenstein, Borenstein's first disclosure of his abuse to anyone connected with the DA's ...more »

Teacher data made public by the DOE
The Riverdale PressFebruary 29, 2012

24 after a New York State Court of Appeals decision ended a two-year legal battle between the United Federation of Teachers and the DOE that began under former School Chancellor Joel Klein. In the end, the DOE responded to media outlets' Freedom of ...more »

Senate sends FOI fix to Malloy's desk
The Connecticut MirrorFebruary 29, 2012

By Keith M. Phaneuf An emergency fix to Connecticut's Freedom of Information law -- crafted without a public hearing -- was headed to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk following Wednesday's unanimous Senate vote. But the measure, designed to clear legal ...more »

City releases charter schools' teachers' rankings
New York PostFebruary 29, 2012

The new ratings follow last week's release of similar data for 18000 public-school teachers in grades 4 through 8 — which came after The Post won a protracted legal battle to get the information under the Freedom of Information Law.more »

NHRC Assures of Proactive Measures Against Rights Abuse
AllAfrica.comFebruary 29, 2012

Speaking at a capacity-building training programme on the Freedom of Information Act, 2011 for staff of NHRC in Abuja, Odinkalu noted that it will be in the best interest of the commission to "do more to prevent abuses and deaths that result from human ...more »

Charter teachers' turn
New York PostFebruary 29, 2012

The new ratings follow last week's release of similar data for 18000 public-school teachers in grades 4 through 8 — which came after The Post won a protracted legal battle to get the information under the Freedom of Information Law.more »

Mossad Chief Set AIPAC Founder's First Public Relations Priorities ...
Bradenton HeraldFebruary 29, 2012

The 198-page file, released under the Freedom of Information Act to the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep), is now on the Internet at: http://www.IRmep.org/ila/kenen According to the FBI, on July 18, 1949 Mossad founder Reuven ...more »

Rottenstein Law Group Learns of Research Showing Many Antidepressants Are No ...
PR Web (press release)February 29, 2012

... to Kirsch thanks to the Freedom of Information Act—Kirsch found that, in patients with mild to moderate depression, “you don't see any real difference [between those treated with an antidepressant and those treated with a placebo] at all,” he said.more »

Access to public information a struggle
The DepauliaFebruary 29, 2012

Several of the latest controversies can be traced back to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Some Chicago publications are having an increasingly difficult time getting information from the city. According to a Nov. 8, 2011 Chicago Tribune article, ...more »

Freedom of information worth the fight
Savannah Morning NewsFebruary 29, 2012

This propsed law has the potential to draw the curtains on law enforcement agencies and the work they do, and that would leave state residents unable to fairly evaluate the work of those paid to serve and protect. The former owner of the Historic...more »

GEORGE SMITH: LePage vowed transparency, now seeks more secrecy than law allows
Kennebec JournalFebruary 29, 2012

I spoke against this bill at a press conference last week along with Mike Dowd, president of the Maine Press Association; Suzanne Goucher, president of the Maine Broadcasters Association and the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition; Mal Leary, ...more »

Minutes: Port board changed mind on China Harbour
Caymanian CompassFebruary 29, 2012

... bitter negotiations regarding the proposed development of a George Town cruise ship berthing facility in June of last year have been detailed in Port Authority board meeting minutes released under the Cayman Islands Freedom of Information Law.more »

GEORGE SMITH: LePage vowed transparency, now seeks more secrecy than law allows
Morning SentinelFebruary 29, 2012

I spoke against this bill at a press conference last week along with Mike Dowd, president of the Maine Press Association; Suzanne Goucher, president of the Maine Broadcasters Association and the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition; Mal Leary, ...more »

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