Category: Legal Issue: Open Courts

Governor signs remaining bills of interest to CalAware

In the final days for Governor Brown to take action on bills submitted to him, he signed five of  significance to the interests of Californians Aware. PUBLIC INFORMATION Attorney Fees for Prevailing Public Records Requester ...

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CalAware’s report card—and a plea

Californians Aware, the nonprofit organization fighting for your rights to open government, free speech and protected reporting, needs your help as never before. After our first dozen years working in the courts and the...

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CalAware Today Site Reset: Catch-up Items

Back online after a 72-hour plus down period thanks to our Lunarpages host, CalAware Today resumes with the following items. San Diego Council Torpedoes CalAware’s Sunshine Bid The half-year efforts of CalAware President Donna...

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Free Speech, Whistleblowing, Public Information

FREE SPEECH Court: California privacy law gives Internet opinions on public issues not just the right to be wrong, but also to stay anonymous Study: Surprise! Supreme Court justices’ support for free speech depends on the...

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California Newsroom Law: Ebook Edition Impresses the Pros

Veteran journalists and j-law teachers are praising the new ebook edition for iPad, Kindle and smartphone—available in paperback as well—of the indispensable guide to newsroom law in California. The CalAware Guide to Journalism...

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Headlines in Public Forum Law, October 11 2013

OPEN MEETINGS Judge agrees with LA Times, CalAware: Coliseum Commission repeatedly violated open meeting law PUBLIC RECORDS CalAware, Orange County online news center ask high court relief from county’s invited gag order OPEN...

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One Line News in Public Forum Law: 9/13/2013

OPEN GOVERNMENT CalAware’s proposed Plan B to save the Brown Act and the Public Records Act to go before the voters Sunlight’s new list has 32 pointers for local/state governments on “proactive disclosure” policies FREE PRESS...

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Sunshine Week Special: A Free “Citizen Watchdog” Guide

In celebration of national Sunshine Week (March 10-16), Californians interested in using their laws to keep an eye on city hall and other local and state public agencies can get a free 50-page how-to guide to open government...

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A Foggy National Security Record, Sunshine in So Cal

Openness and Civil Liberties: The Unsexy Topics President Obama’s recent directive to what many oddly call the national security “community” (a hamlet with hundreds of smoking stovepipes?) to work on...

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