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North Carolina publishers back bill that would open state, local government personnel records

Last week's introduction of Senate Bill 355 in North Carolina offers one of the most important transparency bills in the state's recent history, write Paul Mauney and Bill Moss in an editorial published Sunday. more

The State Media Company sues USC for failing to comply with records request

Community activist and attorney James Carpenter of Greenville, South Carolina, who specializes in public interest law, filed the lawsuit on behalf of the newspaper. “I think this is an important case because it seems USC has repeatedly ignored their legal obligations under FOIA and they need to be held accountable,” Carpenter said. more

Ohio court rules video of judge’s shooting is public record

Surveillance video showing an Ohio judge being shot and wounded at a courthouse before the assailant was himself shot and killed is a public record that should be released, the Ohio Supreme Court said last week in a case brought by The Associated Press. more
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