Public Records Requests

David Cuillier, director of the Brechner Freedom of Information Project, is quoted in “’Certainly Intimidation:’ Louisiana Sues EPA for Emails of Journalists and ‘Cancer Alley’ Residents” published in The Guardian on Feb. 2. The article focuses on Louisiana’s fight against environmental protection with the rare use of public record laws to…

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Posted: February 2, 2024

People seeking government information to make their communities better face frustrations and obstacles because of high copy fees, according to a new study “To Fee or Not to Fee: Requester Attitude Toward Freedom of Information Charges, co-authored by David Cuillier, director of the Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Project…

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Posted: November 7, 2023

David Cuillier, director of the  Brechner Freedom of Information Project, is quoted in “After a Decade, FOIAonline is Shutting Down. What’s Next for FOIA Requestors? ” published on muckrock.com on Sept. 26. For more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency hosted a portal for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)…

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Posted: September 27, 2023

David Cuillier, director of the  Brechner Freedom of Information Project, is quoted in “School District Removes Letter from Online Despite Parents’ Bill of Rights Clause” published in The Gainesville Sun on Sep. 22. The article focuses on the creation of a club at Gainesville High School that potentially violated state…

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Posted: September 25, 2023

David Cuillier, director of the  Brechner Freedom of Information Project, is quoted in “What Are They Hiding? State Agency Quotes High Fees to Bog Down Requests” published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Sept. 8. The article focuses on public records requests made by the Las Vegas Review-Journal to find…

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Posted: September 13, 2023

Frank LoMonte, director of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Brechner Center for Freedom of Information was quoted in “Criminal Charges Rare in Public Records Violations” published in the Palm Beach Post on Dec. 8. The article focuses on the lack of criminal charges against public officials…

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Posted: December 12, 2017