Category: Awareness Area: Communications

Bill outlawing release of illegal recordings flawed?

A bill on its way to the Governor may not outlaw all disclosures of illegally recorded communications with medical providers. AB 1671 by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) would amend the Penal Code to add: A person who...

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Governor vetoes military surplus transparency

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has vetoed AB 36 by Assembly Member Nora Campos (D-San Jose), which would have required local agency governing bodies with authority over law enforcement agencies to approve in an open session...

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UC student government can exclude students

OPEN MEETINGS UCLA student council will limit access to a meeting dealing with a divestment/boycott resolution against Israel—because it can PUBLIC INFORMATION Cal Poly SLO journalism prof sues his employer for access to records...

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Public Forum Law News Roundup 1/17/2014

FREE SPEECH CalAware-supported bill adds teeth to Brown Act protection for citizens’ right to comment at local government meetings OPEN GOVERNMENT CalAware-sponsored proposal would put charter amendment on San Diego’s June...

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What Is the TPP and Why Does Fast-Tracking It Worry So Many?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international mega-trade agreement under development among the U.S. and a number of key nations of the Americas and Asia, negotiated entirely in secret and proposed to bypass close...

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