Monthly Archives: June 2012

Open records official: Decisions on public officials’ emails tweak law toward better public access

Open records office chief Terry Mutchler said recent court rulings have refined the issue of what emails are and aren’t public and are moving in the direction of better public access.

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If you think you’re misquoted in meeting minutes, check if there’s a recording

I talked to a man last night who wants to listen to the tape of his municipality’s most recent meeting because he thinks the transcript of the meeting quoted him incorrectly. He was wondering what his options were, whether the … Continue reading

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Key documents offer deeper look at Stetler corruption case

If you’re following the trial of former state representative and state revenue secretary Steve Stetler and want to dig deeper than daily news stories, you can dive into the case’s paperwork. Key documents in the Stetler political corruption case are … Continue reading

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Sandusky trial judge responds to confusion over use of electronic media by banning it

Last week, Judge John M. Cleland ruled that journalists could use electronic devices to tweet, text and so on during the child sex-abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky. But his order banned “verbatim” texts or posts, causing confusion about whether he … Continue reading

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