OPEN COURTS
A federal judge refuses to order a California superior court to stop delaying access to case records

PUBLIC INFORMATION
L.A.'s Sheriff Baca can't block suit for his records about cooperation with immigration authorities
Newspapers' suit for records of Legislature's budgeting and spending headed for trial this Friday
The Federal Reserve and the big banks just lost the fight to hide details of their enormous bailout

OPEN GOVERNMENT
New Yee bill would end default policy of secrecy for commission regulating state's public utilities
Appeals court affirms injunction against conduct best avoided in demanding access to government

FREE SPEECH/ASSEMBLY
Scholars say Occupy protests are tamer than those in Europe—and maybe than any in our history

FREE SPEECH/PETITION
Court: Citizens' failed court challenge to city publicity spending costs them $229K+ in SLAPP fees

OPEN MEETINGS
Newspaper editorial says the "U.C. Regents' phone-it-in meeting" was "a logistical embarrassment"