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Archive of posts tagged Dan Barrett

To watch in 2014: Ag-Gag bills pose problems for the public’s right to know

Last month, NEFAC joined with National Freedom of Information Coalition and 44 other organizations to raise the alarm against certain proposed provisions which would exempt from disclosure basic information about agricultural and livestock operations, including information that individuals living or sharing a waterway with “concentrated animal feeding operations” (or CAFOs) urgently need to protect and advocate for their environment and the health of members of their communities.

Vermont court asks whether a government agency can sue a public records requester

By Dan Barrett, staff attorney, ACLU of Vermont A Vermont superior court is considering whether a school supervisory union can sue a parent who submitted a public records request to it. Marcel Cyr – whom co-counsel Ted Hobson and I represent in the lawsuit – was banned in March by the Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union from being on […]