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Jan 24, 2019

Judge unseals most records in Racine alderwoman’s case

A judge has decided to unseal most of the documents in a lawsuit challenging the city of Racine's decision to withhold an alderwoman's records.

Aug 26, 2013

New case highlights clash of dueling public policies

Recent developments interpreting the protections and limitations of the Drivers Policy Protection Act signal that conflict may be on the way between the DPPA and Wisconsin’s Open Records Law – a reality that may require more resources expended by information-hungry[...]

Jan 11, 2013

US Supreme Court ponders if lawyers can use records to find clients

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are trying to dissect the language of a poorly worded federal statute that protects drivers’ personal information from misuse in an effort to determine whether lawyers broke the law in looking for potential class action plaintiffs.

Jan 31, 2012

BEV BUTULA: FOIA Project opens window of information

The FOIA Project is a website that collects documents related to Freedom of Information Act cases filed against government defendants from October 2009 forward.

Nov 3, 2011

Justice Department pulls back non-disclosure proposal

By PETE YOST Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department reported Thursday it is dropping its proposal to let federal law enforcement agencies in rare cases tell Freedom of Information Act requesters that the government has no records on a subject, when it actually does. In a letter to Sen. Charles Grassley, the ranking […]

Sep 7, 2011

Health care case puts spotlight on Supreme Court recusals

The U.S. Supreme Court has yet to decide whether to take up the constitutional challenge to the nation’s health care law, but already some critics are stepping up calls for two justices to recuse themselves from considering the case.

May 23, 2011

FOIA disclosure bars lawsuit

Washington (Dolan) — A federal agency’s response to a Freedom of Information Act request is a “report” within the meaning of the False Claims Act’s public disclosure bar, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-3 decision.


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