Recent Decisions Reflect Diverging Views on Disclosing Records Held in Government Officials’ Private Email Accounts

Ballard Spahr by Alexander I. Ziccardi and Michael Berry October 19, 2017 In recent years, the battle over government transparency has opened up a new front—private email accounts. The press and transparency advocates have argued that records kept in a
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The White House Says It Doesn’t Keep a List of Mar-a-Lago Visitors. Experts and Visitors Are Skeptical.

Seven members and guests of Mar-a-Lago say the U.S. Secret Service checks names of visitors. ProPublica by Leora Smith and Derek Kravitz October 16, 2017 Last month, the Trump administration said it could not comply with a court order to
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Judge surprised at feds’ slim disclosure on Mar-a-Lago visitors

POLITICO by Josh Gerstein October 11, 2017 A federal judge indicated Wednesday that she was taken aback by how little information the government turned over in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking records about President Donald Trump’s visitors at
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U.S. judge cites ‘shameful’ FBI delays in making 9/11 records public

by Florida Bulldog’s Dan Christensen March 1, 2017 A Miami federal judge Tuesday excoriated the FBI for what she called its “shameful” delays in making public certain records about the bureau’s 9/11 Review Commission. “It is distressing to see the
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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: The News Media & The Law, New Summer Issue

Summer 2016 Vol. 40, No. 3 The Candidates: Openness, Access and the First Amendment Please note: RCFP’s quarterly magazine is published only in an electronic format. This issue is available as an ePub, a PDF, or directly on their web
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