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CalAware as Amicus Curiae

Court: Ambitious public records demand not “frivolous”

The California Court of Appeal for the First District has concluded that an attorney’s overly “aggressive” demands for public records, including a proposal to search officials’ private computers for documents dealing with city business, may have been needlessly...

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Court: Lawsuit to Obtain Emails Not “Frivolous”

A veteran but financially struggling small-town newspaper publisher facing a trial court order to pay a school district more than $56,000 in attorney fees was spared that fate today by a three-judge panel of the Third District, California Court of Appeal. The court...

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Sander v. State Bar

BRIEF SUMMARY: Academic researcher denied access to Bar records of examination pass rates. MORE INFORMATION...

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CalAware as Plaintiff

L.A. Supervisors to openly OK their lobbying letters

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has quietly abandoned the practice of secretly signing all members’ names to letters sent to the Legislature and/or Governor expressing support or opposition to particular legislation. As can be seen in items 11 and 22 on...

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CalAware Sues L.A. Supervisors for Serial Action

Californians Aware today filed a lawsuit seeking a court declaration that the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors violated the Brown Act last August when its members privately and serially signed letters to the Legislature and the Governor opposing a bill intended to...

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CalAware Sues for Asset Forfeiture Records

Californians Aware has filed suit against the City of Baldwin Park for failing to provide access to records showing how it justifies claims for "equitable shares" of cash and property seized by the federal government in its civil asset forfeiture program. The city has...

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CalAware as Saber-Rattler

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