California Lawmaker Introduces ‘Sunshine Week’ Transparency Bills

It was a tale of two San Diegos this week as a state assemblyman Thursday introduced two bills aimed at increasing government transparency following the public backlash which led a state senator earlier in the week to kill a bill he’d written with the city attorney which would have made it harder to recover attorney’s fees under the California Public Records Act.

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Seventh Circuit Upholds Chicago ‘Bubble Zone’ Ordinance

A staunchly conservative Seventh Circuit panel upheld Chicago’s “bubble zone” ordinance creating a buffer area around medical facilities – including abortion clinics – but the ruling almost begs the pro-life plaintiffs to appeal to the Supreme Court.

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Judge Advances Protesters’ Free Speech Lawsuit Against San Diego Police

An attorney representing the San Diego branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a handful of protesters arrested while holding vigil for a man shot and killed by a police officer in 2016 said San Diego law enforcement has a pattern of declaring protests unlawful assemblies once they become “inconvenient.”

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