Random Friday links

Thanks to Insider Online for mentioning this blog and the WikiFOIA.

The Wisconsin State Journal has filed an open records lawsuit against the Madison Police Department for refusing to release disciplinary records concerning a former police officer.

In New Jersey, a public school district has cost its taxpayers $50,000; first, by illegally witholding minutes of its meetings for which it has been ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and the $15,000 legal bill of the newspaper that wanted the minutes, and second, by paying a law firm $33,000 to unsuccessfully defend its non-right to withhold the minutes.

Tennessee is in the market for an open records ombudsman.

A Kentucky newspaper makes use of that state’s open records laws to investigate why a former lieutenant governor of the state was removed from his position at a medical school.

Did an Indiana prosecutor violate that state’s open records law?

Thanks to the Sam Adams Alliance for its profile of Sara Key and the WikiFOIA.

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