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public record

Federal, state, or local records that are available for inspection by the public. In real estate, it refers to the practice of filing copies of all real estate documents in a central depository, where they are indexed and preserved for viewing by members of the public.
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He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
About his life, as about those of many of our earlier writers, there remains only very fragmentary information, which in his case is largely pieced together from scattering entries of various kinds in such documents as court account books and public records of state matters and of lawsuits.
One reason perhaps is, that not one in fifty of the actual disasters and deaths by casualties in the fishery, ever finds a public record at home, however transient and immediately forgotten that record.
For three years that doubt about him in the minds of the jury who tried him has stood on public record.
Prequalification are invited for Public Records Request Tracking System.
BOSTON -- In theory, Massachusetts public records are open to anyone -- but often are not freely available in practice.
The lawsuit sought to establish that private e-mail messages involving state business should be considered public records and therefore preserved for the public record.
We are in the process of redacting it now so that it can be provided to everyone who has made a public records request.
If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.
Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, and LinkedIn are being embraced by some agencies around the state of Florida as a new way in which many governments can reach a technologically savvy constituency, while other agencies are staying away from these sites because they could be a minefield of litigation under Florida's Public Records Law.
Oregon's public records law listed 55 exceptions when it was enacted nearly 40 years ago.
The nation's public records are quite massive, and trying to find them on your own could be an exercise in futility.

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