Court: Inspector General Investigations Not Public

By Anne Lowe

PUBLIC INFORMATION – The Office of the Inspector General is not required by the California Public Records Act to disclose its investigative files to the public, the California Court of Appeal ruled October 6, in an opinion ordered published Tuesday.

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National Parks End Barriers to Small-scale Speech

By Anne Lowe

FREE SPEECH – The National Park Service announced October 14 it will be lifting its permit requirement for small-scale First Amendment activities at all national parks after a court found its regulations to be unconstitutional, in a case involving the distribution  of religious pamphlets in a "free speech area" at Mount Rushmore.

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