It’s time for an open records blog round-up.
This is always fun because we get to read bloggers who are touching on open records because of how it impacts their regular concerns.
Here in Madison, Brenda Konkel is a famous watchdog. I don’t know whether she comforts the afflicted, but she definitely afflicts the comfortable. Here, she wonders why anyone thinks that text messages shouldn’t be public.
One of our old FOIA friends, Chet Zarko, takes a recent news story as the occasion to point out a troubling trend, government agencies entering into confidentiality agreements with certain contractors.
If New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine puts together an entity to fund with state money to build a new rollroad, the records of that group should be public. So says Politicker NJ and I wish them well with that.
The Texas Observer observes that an open records e-mail saga turns on rarely used clause.
Finally, in a very interesting case we started covering last December, Hoodathunk in Virginia covers that latest chapter in the saga of judges trying to figure out which emails are public and which aren’t.