Posted Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 10:44pm in fmulhauser's blog

Adding her voice to the local chorus for more -- and more open -- data, Sarah Rosen Wartell contributed a

Posted Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 2:59am in fmulhauser's blog

Public access is available online to full case files in the lower federal courts but not the Supreme Court -- nor

Posted Monday, December 8, 2014 - 2:37pm in fmulhauser's blog

Will police body-cam video be available under public records requests? The question is being widely discussed as departments nationwide, with White House encouragement, adopt the new technology.  (See account of data-miner in Washington State requesting all vehicle and body-cam video for on-line posting.)

The D.C. police recently rejected a request for all video from October 1, the first day of the pilot camera program in the District.  Turns out they acknowledged they have 128 such videos.

Posted Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:06pm in fmulhauser's blog

Sunlight Foundation National Policy Manager Emily Shaw in a 12/5/14

Posted Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 3:02pm in fmulhauser's blog

Mayor Vincent Gray in late October established (by Order 2014-250) an advisory grou

Posted Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:27pm in fmulhauser's blog

Has the federal “FOIA Help Desk” (otherwise known as the Office of Government Information Services or OGIS) improved that process in its five years of life?

Posted Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 10:32am in fmulhauser's blog

Advocates told Washington Post readers in forceful terms this morning (October 7) that open government mandates work and should be expanded.  Sunlight Foundation's Bill Allison and Ce

Posted Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 4:00pm in fmulhauser's blog

DC FOIA helped City Paper's "Loose Lips" columnist, WIll Sommer,

Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 - 6:25pm in fmulhauser's blog

Coders outside government have already offered the public an updated version of part of the new D.C. FOIAXpress web portal, launched just days ago.

Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 4:52pm in fmulhauser's blog

Washington’s “advisory neighborhood commissioners,” just under 300 elected officials who provide community input into government deci

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