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You’ve Got Mail: D.C. Open Government Coalition Sues D.C. Council for Access to Government Emails

By Matthew L. Schafer On Tuesday, the D.C. Open Government Coalition filed a complaint against the D.C. Council, asking a local judge to order the Council to search for government emails in Councilmembers’ personal email accounts.  In its complaint, the … Continue reading

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BP and the Government to Reporters: We’re Serious, Leave

by Matthew L. Schafer In what some are now calling a “media blackout,” U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen announced in a press release on June 30th that no one could come within 65 feet of booms or other cleanup … Continue reading

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The Fourth Estate or the Fourth Stooge? Mainstream press react to Rolling Stone access

by Matthew L. Schafer With the fanatic interest around Michael Hasting’s controversial Rolling Stone article about General Stanley McChrystal beginning to subside, a much more interesting question than “What was McChrystal thinking?” is emerging.  The article, which landed McChrystal in … Continue reading

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