Category Archives: Open Meetings/Public Records

Open Records Have Limits

Fawkes-Lee & Ryan spoke to the Iowa Public Information Board this afternoon (6/19/14).  Below is our comments. Before the Iowa Public Information Board June 19, 2014 I am Marty Ryan and I represent Fawkes-Lee & Ryan, a “web-based, service-oriented, grassroots … Continue reading

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Wanting More

The Iowa Freedom of Information Council held its annual luncheon, program and meeting earlier this month.  The program this year was a little off the beaten path of open records and public meetings.  At least, I thought so. The program … Continue reading

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A Wise Decision

Attorneys are a part of life. Continue reading

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Criminal Courtesy

When law enforcement officers act like this they don’t provide a lot of good argument for opposing review boards. Continue reading

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Advisory Or Enforcement?

There are 940 communities in Iowa. There are 99 counties. Each has its own legal counsel. That means there are potentially 1,039 different opinions on issues involving public records and open meetings. Continue reading

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Turf Wars

For several years there has been a battle between the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa Senate over which direction to take in improving Iowa’s public records and open meeting laws.   The battle is much more than just language … Continue reading

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