Posted Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 2:11am in fmulhauser's blog
Are records of a public police discipline hearing, including the transcript and exhibits, to be locked away afterwards as though it never happened?
Posted Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:02pm in fmulhauser's blog
The costs and burdens of allowing public access to charter school records in the District of Columbia seemed exaggerated in a Washington Post "Local Opinion"...
Posted Friday, May 10, 2019 - 2:30am in fmulhauser's blog
Changes to the D.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to narrow records available and make them harder to get are on the D.C. Council agenda May 14, slipped by the chairman into a budget bill.
Posted Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:36pm in fmulhauser's blog
Is a criminal trial “public” (as the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution requires) if the judge questions prospective jurors out of audience earshot?
Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 2:29pm in fmulhauser's blog
After eight months, The Washington Post has won its fight for release of police body-worn camera video showing the June 2017 traffic stop of D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8).
Posted Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 5:04pm in fmulhauser's blog
In the week celebrated nationwide to draw attention to open government (coinciding with the birthday of James Madison, an early champion), the D.C.
Posted Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:06pm in fmulhauser's blog
Ten thousand record requests each year reach D.C. government agencies, invoking the iconic open government law, the D.C. Freedom of Information Act or FOIA.
Posted Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 2:00pm in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATED 3/6/19: California Governor Gavin Newsom yesterday (5) signed the state law that will apply open meetings and public records laws to that state's charter schools.
Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:53am in fmulhauser's blog
The Public Charter School Board (PCSB), the policy board that governs all 120+ D.C.
Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 9:53pm in fmulhauser's blog
All eyes are on the D.C. Board of Ethics and Government Accountability (BEGA) as they take on a new role overseeing the Office of Open Government.  The D.C.
Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 2:58am in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATE 1/18/19: MPD 1st District Commander Morgan Kane met with ANC6B Tuesday (15) and Larry Janezich...
Posted Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 4:42pm in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATE 1/10/19: D.C. Superior Court Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo declined Tueday (7) to dismiss the Post's case seeking police video a traffic stop of D.C. Councilmember Trayon White Sr.
Posted Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 5:05am in fmulhauser's blog
MPD has acknowledged they are again investigating questionable conduct by Officer Jordan Palmer, this time regarding a street stop December 5.
Posted Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 1:59pm in fmulhauser's blog
Genet Amare, an official with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit in Superior Court that -- if its allegations are proved -- gives a rare window on a D.C agency’s...
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