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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ind. Decisions - More on: The opinion effectively denying public access to legislative emails, CAC v. Indiana House, is now final

Supplementing this ILB from July 13th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has an editorial labeled "Email arrogance: Court rulings...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ind. Decisions - The opinion effectively denying public access to legislative emails, CAC v. Indiana House, is now final

The Supreme Court yesterday denied rehearing in the case of Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, et al. v. Indiana House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ind. Decisions - "Email access a clear black and white case to journalists"

The $$ Bloomington Herald-Times ran a signed editorial Sunday, written by Bob Zaltsberg, editor of The Herald-Times. Some quotes:A career...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Ind. Decisions - More on: Appellants file for rehearing in House email/public records case

Updating yesterday's ILB post, here are several stories on the filing. From the AP, here via the Chicago Tribune: "Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ind. Decisions - Appellants file for rehearing in House email/public records case

The Appellants in Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, et al v. Eric Koch, and Indiana House Republican Caucus (CAC v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ind. Courts - Will the non-justiciability rationale of CAC v. Koch be applied equally to the executive branch, further limiting APRA?

Here is a quote from Megan Banta's $$ April 18th story in the Bloomington Herald-Times on the CAC v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ind. Decisions - "A devastating blow to public's right to know" - three editorials [now 4]

That is the heading to the South Bend Tribune's editorial today about the Supreme Court's April 19th ruling in CAC...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - Oral argument date set in the House email/public records case

The date for oral argument in the Indiana House email/public records case, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana, et al. v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - Briefing complete now in the House email/public records case

Updating this long list of earlier posts, today the appellants filed their 35-page [now 37-page] reply brief in CAC v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 01, 2016

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - Appellants file Supreme Court brief in CAC v. Koch

Updating this long list of earlier posts, yesterday the Appellees filed their brief in CAC v. Koch, the House email/public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Monday, November 16, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Appellants file Supreme Court brief in CAC v. Koch

Updating this ILB post from Nov. 9th re the Indiana House public records case, here is an 11-page amicus brief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, November 09, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Appellants file Supreme Court brief in CAC v. Koch

The last post in the ILB's long list of entries in the Indiana House public records case was dated Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 09, 2015

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Supreme Court grants emergency transfer in House public records case, bypassing COA review

The Indiana Supreme Court has today, in an order filed within the hour, granted the plaintiffs' motion for emergency...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Notice of appeal filed today in House public records case

Updating this ILB post from Sept. 10, which reported that, in the House public records case:... the plaintiffs have now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 25, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Notice of appeal filed today in House public records case

Updating this ILB post from August 12th, headed "Marion County judge dismisses House public records case," the plaintiffs have now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Common Cause asks Attorney General to file amicus brief in Indiana House public records case

Updating this ILB post from August 24th, which references an August 14th news release from AG Zoeller that began:Attorney General...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Common Cause asks Attorney General to file amicus brief in Indiana House public records case

The ILB has received this note:This letter was hand delivered by Common Cause of Indiana to the AG’s office today,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 24, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Public ill served by legislative secrecy"

That is the heading to an opinion column by Gabe Elsner, executive director of the Energy & Policy Institute, which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Marion County judge dismisses House public records case [Updated]

Updating the previous post this morning, here is a copy of Judge Osborn's very brief Aug. 11, 2015 order dismissing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Marion County judge hears preliminary arguments in House public records case

Updating yesterday's ILB post Katie Heinz of WRTV6 tweeted late last evening:Katie Heinz (@katieheinz6) 8/11/15, 11:35 PM Per court records,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Marion County judge hears preliminary arguments in House public records case

The ILB has been following closely this dispute concerning public access to state representatives' emails, and has created a special...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Ind. Gov't. -New filing in the General Assembly denial of public records lawsuit

Defendants in the case involving requests for access, under the state access to public records act (APRA), to e-mails between...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ind. Gov't. -New filing in the General Assembly denial of public records lawsuit

The most recent ILB post in this lawsuit was June 30th, quoting a FWJG story. An earlier post that day...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 27, 2015

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - More on Wisconsin public records brohaha; Indiana parallels

More from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Yesterday, July 7th, an editorial headed "Public deserves answers on assault on open records." As...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Monday, July 06, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Wis. Gov. "Walker office operating as if proposed open records exemptions are law"

Updating this post from earlier this morning, where the ILB wrote: "Wisconsin now has backed down, for now," apparently not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 06, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "GOP lawmakers, Scott Walker abandon open records changes"

Updating this long ILB post from July 4th (""Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers"), Wisconsin now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 06, 2015

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Wisconsin Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers"; parallels to Indiana effort

The end of June, the ILB started a new category, "GA and APRA", to make it easy to find all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 04, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Court should stay out of legislative matter, GA motion says"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has posted a story referencing the court filing the ILB posted earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - The General Assembly and the APRA

The ILB recently has had a number of posts on the issue of public access to e-mails and other records...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - More on "House brings in lawyer for fight over records"

Supplementing Niki Kelly's must-read Fort Wayne Journal Gazette story from yesterday ("House brings in lawyer for fight over records"), Dave...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Public access: "House brings in lawyer for fight over records"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:The Indiana House has hired an outside attorney costing $440 an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Monday, June 08, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Speak up to stop secrecy in the Indiana House"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had this strong editorial Sunday about the House quietly exempting itself (or trying to) from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 08, 2015

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Ind. Decisions - The Supreme Court decision upon which the General Assembly's claim to a right of secrecy is based

As was quoted yesterday in an ILB post re Niki Kelly's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette story about public access...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Monday, June 01, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - Masariu General Assembly lacks policy on accessible records"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had a major, must-read story Sunday. It begins:Indiana legislators are fighting to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 01, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Effort to withhold state legislative records stalls"

On April 15th the ILB posted "Lawsuit filed for certain House Republican caucus emails," which includes both the complaint and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ind. Courts - Lawsuit filed for certain House Republican caucus emails

From the press release:Citizens Action Coalition (CAC), Common Cause Indiana, and the Energy and Policy Institute (EPI) filed a lawsuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - "Lawmakers encourage `delicate balance' on public access"

That is the headline to Chelsea Schneider's Sunday story in the Evansville Courier & Press. Some quotes:Indiana has a state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 23, 2015