Sunshine Laws

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Sunshine Laws

Laws at both federal and state levels requiring regulators to make meetings and decisions public. Some sunshine laws allow ordinary citizens to attend the meetings, but all aim to increase transparency in economic regulation. The SEC, for example, makes many of its decisions available for public view on its website.
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The Freedom of Information Act, passed in 1966, gives the public access to information held by the federal government, with certain exceptions.
DOD has proposed a rule amending DOD Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to conform to the requirements of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996.
In response to the terrorist attacks on the United States in the Fall of 2001, the Department revised its policies which implement the Freedom of Information Act.
Border Patrol survey obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Judicial Watch reported that "61 percent of a sample of detainees who had been caught illegally crossing the U.
District Court in Washington came after the FBI ignored Freedom of Information Act requests for the documents.
Details of the sordid world of paedophiles and pervert activity in Ulster are to be made public under the Freedom of Information Act.
In the wake of 9/11, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft issued a memo nullifying any gains Freedom of Information advocates made from Clinton administration Attorney General Janet Reno's memo strengthening the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
But Councillor Bob Brady, Middlesbrough's Deputy Mayor, said the impact the Freedom of Information Act would have was still an unknown quantity.
Footage documented how employees handled the cleanup in order to train other Atomics International Division employees, said nuclear watchdog Dan Hirsch, who obtained the film from a federal library in 1979 under the Freedom of Information Act.
Through the Freedom of Information Act, the The Chicago Reporter obtained a Sept.
The Michigan Supreme Court recently ruled 5-2 that the Michigan High School Athletic Association is not required to comply with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.
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