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Freedom of Information Act

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  • New complaint filed in ongoing library porn fight

    New complaint filed in ongoing library porn fight
    A proponent of ending unfettered access to Internet pornography at Orland Park Public Library is demanding that a Burr Ridge-based regional library system turn over information about a workshop that he says was a "hate fest" directed at him and another...
  • Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan

    Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan
    A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by...
  • U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad

     U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad
    When the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot asked University of Illinois doctors to appear in a national advertising campaign, their Chicago hospital saw an opportunity to promote its expertise with the device. But the plan backfired. Instead of...
  • Malloy Forced To Shift From Rebate To Reality

    The end of the legislative session has featured an unusual amount of gear-shifting by the state's leading policy-makers. The most notable came last week when reality forced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to abandon his $55-a-person income tax refund under pressure...
  • Freedom Of Information Always Under Attack

    That Connecticut's widely heralded Freedom of Information Act is under assault is troubling, but not new. Since the Newtown tragedy in December 2012, we've seen relentless efforts to cut back on public access to police reports and investigatory...
  • ACLU sues FBI for records on Ibragim Todashev shooting

    ACLU sues FBI for records on Ibragim Todashev shooting
    The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts sued Thursday to obtain records about the killing of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot to death last year in his Orlando condo by an FBI agent. "When law enforcement officials kill someone in...
  • State House Republicans' Chief Of Staff Resigns Amid Investigation

    State House Republicans' Chief Of Staff Resigns Amid Investigation
    HARTFORD — State House Republicans' chief of staff George Gallo resigned Thursday amid a federal investigation into whether GOP legislative candidates were improperly directed to use a Florida direct-mail and printing company — which...
  • Police Survey, Records Bill Cloud 'Sunshine Week'

    This is Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote the importance of open government, but you wouldn't know it in Connecticut. To wit: •A team of reporters from the New Haven Register and Middletown Press visited all 92 municipal police...
  • Connecticut's Numbers Tell Gloomy Tales

    College basketball brings weeks of numbers to popular culture. Tournament seeds, scores and predictions are everywhere. (Mine? Florida defeats Louisville, 69-65.) While you're in the spirit, let's look at some Connecticut numbers. In January,...
  • Retired Judges Cash In

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's March 14 nomination of 66-year-old Democratic National Committeeman Anthony V. Avallone for a Superior Court judgeship has highlighted the fact that Connecticut's retirement program for judges is more generous than for other...
  • Lining Up To Keep More Things Secret From The Public

    Well, no surprise here. Now that the General Assembly has needlessly weakened the state's Freedom of Information Act, a variety of interest groups want to carve out exemptions to the law for themselves. In a word, no. Bad idea. The public ought to be...
  • State Dept. to release competence reports on future ambassador picks

    State Dept. to release competence reports on future ambassador picks
    WASHINGTON — After a string of embarrassing confirmation hearings in which President Obama’s picks for ambassador displayed gaps of knowledge on the countries they were to serve in, the State Department has agreed to publish details on the...