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The Reporters Committee urged a California judge to reconsider his harsh sentence imposed on a journalist who was convicted of interfering with police at a crime scene.
The Reporters Committee argued that enjoining the Florida Department of Corrections from posting photographs on the Internet frustrates the purposes of the open records act.
The Reporters Committee urged a Texas court to rescind its restraining order keeping the Associated Press from publishing information in public records.
The Reporters Committee argued that Ohio law does not allow private contracts to limit the public’s right to access government information.
Brief arguing that state laws distinguishing between types of records requestors violate equal protection guarantees.
The Reporters Committee urged the state judge presiding over Terry Nichols' murder trial to allow camera access to the courtroom.
Rules proposed by the Health and Human Services Administration for HIPAA compliance do not adequately protect public interests in some patient information.
Brief urging U.S. Supreme Court to hear case petitioning for First Amendment right of access to civil trials
Brief arguing that CFTC regulation requiring registration of financial reporters is unconstitutional
Brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a decision withholding investigative records
Urging Texas Supreme Court to rehear appeal of order requiring journalists to sign confidentiality pledge before attending trial
The Reporters Committee protested a federal judge's decision to deny an Internet news site access to judicial financial disclosure forms, and encouraged the judicial committee to reverse the ban.
The Reporters Committee urged the mayor of Seattle to ensure that more reporters do not get swept up in arrests while covering protests of the World Trade Organization conference.
Letters from foreign governments cannot be treated as automatically exempt under the FOI Act.
A letter protesting a judge's order limiting trial participants' rights to talk to media
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