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NEFAC seeks nominations for annual citizenship and FOI awards

The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking applications for a pair of annual awards to recognize both private citizens and professional journalists who aggressively advance the people’s knowledge of what government is doing – or failing to do – on their behalf.

NEFAC seeks support in 2013 appeal

If you’re motivated to give now to support NEFAC’s work spreading the gospel of open government, go to our special annual appeal site for the perks available from our partners across New England for a modest donation.

Vermont suit questions whether private contractors are subject to open records law

When a state contracts out a government function to a private contractor, does the contractor become subject to the state’s public records act? That’s the question posed by a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of Vermont last week on behalf of Prison Legal News, a monthly periodical.

NEFAC disappointed top military court won’t open Bradley Manning trial to public

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, in a 3-2 decision on a suit filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights, said it may review final decisions in court-martial cases but does not have the authority to rule on public access to the proceedings against Bradley, who is charged with providing classified information to WikiLeaks.