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Just in time for Sunshine Week! The 2022 edition of the Government-in-the-Sunshine Manual is available for preorder. Delivery will begin in April.
FAF board member Bob Shaw argues for keeping searches for university and college presidents in the sunshine.
The Florida Supreme Court will consider Marsy's Law case between Tallahassee and police union. The First Amendment Foundation and a coalition of news outlets intervened, arguing that applying Marsy's Law to law enforcement officers would undermine Florida's public records laws.
Appellate court reverses dismissal of public records lawsuit for documents in possession of third-party contractor. In an amicus brief, FAF, ACLU of Florida, Southern Poverty Law Center argued that the argued that argued that the dismissal order, if affirmed, will create a two-tier framework to obtain records in possession of private contractors – contrary to the Public Records Act. Access to records of government contractors is critical to oversight of Florida's prisons and jails as more services are privatized. The amicus brief was drafted by Brian Frontino and Kingsley Nwamah of Stroock & Strook & Lavan.
"...the right to access public records is of a constitutional magnitude"
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Don't wait this holiday season! FAF can help you find unique gifts, while supporting work by well-known Florida authors, from Carl Hiaasen and Gilbert King to Lauren Groff and Amy Green. New titles from Joe Hutto and Rita Coolidge were added this week. The proceeds help FAF continue our critical mission to fight for open government and more transparency in Florida.
New titles added to FAF's auction! Bid on autographed books from Rita Coolidge and Joe Hutto. Plus, there is still time to bid on one-on-one time with Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King, James Beard Award winner Carlos Frias, and writing coach Roy Peter Clark. All proceeds support FAF and open government in Florida.
Why support FAF on Giving Tuesday? Because when you support us, you support open and transparent government in Florida. Your money supports our efforts to curtail the number of exemptions to Florida's public records laws and enables staff to assist journalists and individuals acquire public records. Your gifts on Giving Tuesday, an international day of generosity, will allow FAF to educate the public on their right to know and advocate for Government in the Sunshine. Please make FAF one of your top five nonprofit considerations for year-end giving.
Looking for gifts for loved ones? Get Tampa Bay Lightning tickets and autographed books from Meg Cabot, Lauren Groff, David Brooks and more. Spend with authors like Ace Atkins, Amy Green, Carlos Frias, and more! All proceeds support FAF and open government.