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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
Arguing in support of a journalist's right to present a First Amendment defense to a technical violation of the law
Reporters Committee Executive Director Jane E. Kirtley testified June 9 before the House Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology about the status of implementation of the Electronic FOI Improvements Act of 1996.
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