Posted Friday, January 26, 2018 - 7:07pm in fmulhauser's blog
The board of United Medical Center, the District’s last remaining public hospital, violated the law in voting in secret session December 13, 2017, to close the hospital obstetrics unit that serves a low-income area in...
Posted Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 6:29pm in fmulhauser's blog
A common call for help to the Coalition is from those denied a record they asked for under the D.C. public records law, the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:39pm in fmulhauser's blog
This week the board that oversees the District’s only public hospital, United Medical Center, met for a while in public but then pulled down the curtain and went out of sight.
Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:28pm in fmulhauser's blog
The Commission on Selection and Tenure (COST) is a little-known D.C. government committee (three lawyers, chosen one each by the mayor, the Council and the chief judge at Superior Court) that has total authority to...
Posted Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 6:38pm in fmulhauser's blog
Fox5 reporter Paul Wagner thought there were lots of good questions about what happened, so he asked for the investigation report on MPD Officer Jordan Palmer—the officer at the wheel in the police chase a year ago that...
Posted Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:20pm in fmulhauser's blog
The D.C. mayor has lost a year-long battle to stave off defeat in a suit testing the enforcement powers in the District’s Open Meetings Act.
Posted Monday, August 21, 2017 - 9:43pm in fmulhauser's blog
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.