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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.
Posted Friday, March 17, 2017 - 3:18pm in fmulhauser's blog
D.C. Council Members David Grosso (Ind.-At Large) and Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) on March 15 introduced a bill packed with updates to District laws to strengthen citizens' access to the government information they need.
Posted Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:06pm in fmulhauser's blog
D.C. government officials have plans to change the law in ways lthat will disable the Office of Open Government (OOG), the D.C.
Posted Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:59pm in fmulhauser's blog
The District of Columbia, citing the "novelty" of this Open Meetings Act enforcement action, got more time over the holidays for the mayor's Caribbean Community Affairs Commission to figure out its next step in the case.
Posted Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 8:42pm in fmulhauser's blog
LATEST UPDATE: The court April 17 approved materials to notify PACER users of the lawsuit. To be sent by email in the next 90 days, they include this text:
Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 5:13pm in fmulhauser's blog
This post has been updated 12/23/16. If the government doesn't keep data in the form requested, what is the right agency response?
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:42am in fmulhauser's blog
Washington Post columnist Colbert King asked officials last week for responses to the paper’s...
Posted Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 5:06pm in fmulhauser's blog
UPDATED 4-27-17. The Coalition asked Council Member Mary Cheh for an update on the release of the hearing audio and the commmittee report.
Posted Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 4:32pm in fmulhauser's blog
Updated 12/18/16. The President signed the bill December 14 and it became Public Law 114-257.
Posted Friday, November 18, 2016 - 10:34am in fmulhauser's blog
In comments to a legal services group Thursday (17), D.C. Superior Court Chief Judge Robert Morin said online access to the  trial court record in the District is coming soon.
Posted Monday, November 7, 2016 - 12:31pm in fmulhauser's blog
11-13-16.  UPDATED TO SHOW REVISED HEARING DATE FOR KREPP v. DOJ (12-14-16, 10:30).
Posted Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 9:20am in fmulhauser's blog
Flexing its enforcement muscle in court for the first time, the Office of Open Government has filed suit against the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs. ...
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