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Posted Monday, August 14, 2017 - 11:11am in fmulhauser's blog
As the public, press and researchers have long requested, the trial court in Washington, D.C., has begun making court files available online.
Posted Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 6:13pm in fmulhauser's blog
Vivid examples in recent days offer a chance to celebrate the local laws protecting access to government records and how they have helped achieve worthwhile goals:
Posted Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 6:07pm in fmulhauser's blog
21st Century communications tools take many forms: public figures’ Tweets are perhaps all too easy to find.
Posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:37am in fmulhauser's blog
In an unusual 1900-word...
Posted Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 5:57pm in fmulhauser's blog
The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the D.C.
Posted Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 11:04pm in fmulhauser's blog
Naming the sender or recipient of email (and a date range) is enough – all the law requires to trigger a search, according to a new ruling...
Posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 3:52pm in fmulhauser's blog
Long-running uncertainty about public access to last year's D.C. Council hearings on contracting issues ended today (15) with the release of transcripts.
Posted Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 8:23pm in fmulhauser's blog
The D.C. Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released the bombshell report on preferential school admissions in 2015 by former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson.   Henderson, who left the D.C.
Posted Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:49pm in fmulhauser's blog
Open government got a vote of confidence Thursday (18) as a D.C. Council committee approved more resources for the Office this coming year (beginning October 1) and new autonomy to develop and control its own budget.
Posted Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6:47pm in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATE 5-19-17:  Reporter Paul Wagner received the videos and showed samples this evening on Fox 5, referencing advocacy by D.C.
Posted Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 5:44pm in fmulhauser's blog
In this suit testing the enforcement powers in the D.C. Open Meetings Act, Superior Court Judge John Campbell heard argument last Friday (28) on pending motions from both sides for summary judgment (decision without a...
Posted Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:23pm in fmulhauser's blog
Since public access opened over a year ago, FOIA requests for video from Metropolitan Police body-worn cameras (BWC) have numbered just over sixty and redacting those released so far has cost only $25,000. 
Posted Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7:14pm in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATED: Peter Newsham was confirmed by the D.C. Council May 2 as the next D.C. police chief. 
Posted Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 3:24pm in fmulhauser's blog
Superior Court defense attorneys say drunk-driving cases are harder these days.
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