OPEN GOVERNMENT

CalAware’s proposed Plan B to save the Brown Act and the Public Records Act to go before the voters

Sunlight’s new list has 32 pointers for local/state governments on “proactive disclosure” policies

FREE PRESS

Judge denies deputies’ bid to gag the L. A. Times from publishing leaked background screenings

Governor gets bill requiring 5 day notice to journalists before subpoenas of their phone, email records

Federal shield bill moving to the Senate would protect sources of a wider variety of journalists

OPEN MEETINGS

L.A. Council may allow citizens to address its meetings remotely, avoid hassles of trip downtown

FREE SPEECH

Federal judges cool to arguments that new sex offender online data tracking preserves free speech

PUBLIC INFORMATION

Campaign finance watchdog: Just how helpful will the improved Cal-ACCESS online database be?

WHISTLEBLOWERS

Court: Government attorneys' ethical duties don't strip them of law's whistleblower protections

Secret spy court judge: Snowden leak led to "considerable public interest"; more openness needed