California Supreme Court Expands the Public Records Act to Include Emails Sent Between the Private Accounts of Public Officials, If the Emails Concern Public Business

By:  Robert Bryson City of San Jose vs. Superior Court (Smith) 2017 2 Cal.5th 608 The Public Records Act (“PRA”) is the California equivalent of the federal Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) which mandates that government communications and records (aside from a few exceptions) are public property and disclosable to any member of the public … Continue reading California Supreme Court Expands the Public Records Act to Include Emails Sent Between the Private Accounts of Public Officials, If the Emails Concern Public Business

Why Fannie May and Freddie Mac Should be Subject to FOIA, and How it Could Happen

By:  Rob Bryson and Maryam Karimi The Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), enacted in 1967, provides the public, individuals and corporations, the presumptive right to access and obtain records from any federal government body, unless such records meet one of the nine exemptions or is protected under special law enforcement record exclusion. On April 27, 2017, … Continue reading Why Fannie May and Freddie Mac Should be Subject to FOIA, and How it Could Happen