Virtually every news organization in Connecticut has joined a friend of the court action to the state Supreme Court asking it to overturn a lower court restriction on how much information police must release in a criminal investigation.
By Steven Brown, executive director of the ACLU’s Rhode Island affiliate PROVIDENCE, R.I. — By late June, we should know whether, in an age of the World Wide Web, states can constitutionally get away with closing their borders to the release of information. More than a dozen organizations promoting open government filed a brief this month [...]
By Rose Cavanagh, executive director, New England First Amendment Coalition Twice in the last eight months I have submitted testimony to the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety that turns out to be written about the wrong set of regulations. On Aug. 16, I and other open government advocates from ACCESS/RI, Common Cause, and ACLU [...]
By Maria Archangelo, president of Vermont Press Association and publisher of the Stowe Reporter and Waterbury Record Let’s applaud the Legislature for taking several giant steps forward on access to Vermont’s public records. And, let’s also give a cheer for its decision to do nothing this year to improve Vermont’s open-meetings law. That’s right, the [...]