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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

State Supreme Court to Hear "Executive Privilege" Public Records Case

The Washington State Supreme Court accepted review of Freedom Foundation v. Gregoire.  The case will determine if the Governor has a constitutional-based "executive privilege" allowing her office to withhold public records that would otherwise be disclosable under the Public Records Act.  This is a big one.

The case was brought by the Freedom Foundation.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Iowa Now Has Open-Gov't Mediation Agency

What a terrific idea.  Good for Iowa.  Looks like they've done what OG-MED is doing in Washington State (via the private sector).

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Whatcom County Settles OPMA Suit

Whatcom County agreed to pay a $2,000 settlement to quickly end a suit by Tim Paxton alleging email meeting among the entire county council violated the Open Public Meetings Act.

NOTE: Greg Overstreet of Overstreet Law Firm represented Tim Paxton.

Greg Overstreet Forms Overstreet Law Firm

Og-blog has been sponsored by Allied Law Group for several years. On April 1, Greg Overstreet left Allied and formed Overstreet Law Firm (

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Supreme Court Rules Accident Reports Disclosable

The Washington State Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, ruled that certain accident reports are subject to disclosure. Here is the Seattle Times story on this.