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 FTO observed in its order that Freedom of Information Act enables citizens to ask for publicity-held information as a matter of right.
Amendments also speed up the turnaround time for local governments to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests.
On October 24, the day that the deadline expired, city solicitor Varun Shingari wrote to the Postwarning that some of the information requested was of a financial and commercial nature which could potentially be exempt under Section 43 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
As part of the settlement, selectmen acknowledged the board had violated the Freedom of Information Act. they also agreed to strictly abide by the law and to attend an Freedom of Information Act workshop conducted by the commission staff within 60 days of the final decision, which is dated Oct.
The request can be in the form of a letter that, under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C.
The study is directed not at the federal Freedom of Information Act, he says, but at state laws that limit access to information; it is intended to improve access, not restrict it further.
"We're not going to keep terrorists from finding out about power plants and water supplies by tightening the Freedom of Information Act."
Following the disclosure of the spying program, lawyers representing several Muslim-American organizations filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents relating to the FBI activities.
The reporter asked, "If I get them, can you help me?" Kranacher agreed to tell him what records she needed to see, and he would request them from the college through the state's open records law, which is modeled after the federal Freedom of Information Act (see sidebar below).
The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network doesn't think so, and it has joined with several other gay organizations in filing a Freedom of Information Act request to try to learn if other LGBT groups have been targeted and why.
The ACLU is suing under the Freedom of Information Act to get those records.
The inspection report was released by NDP critic Marilyn More, after she paid $400 to obtained copies under the Freedom of Information Act. She is demanding that the inspection reports be made available to parents without payment.
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