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Dan Barr, a lawyer and representative of the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, noted for the story that while the public does not have a right to participate in meetings, they should be able to observe their government at work and hear the back and forth discussion that informs decisions. Even if nothing ...
He is the president of the Arizona First Amendment Coalition and teaches media law and TV news reporting at ASU's Walter Cronkite school of Journalism and Mass Communication. When he's not out looking for the next big news story, Morgan enjoys hiking, camping, cheering for the Arizona Wildcats and ...

Environmental groups are criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency for easing rules on the mining industry. Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced that it would not require mining companies to set aside money for mine cleanup before they start digging. That was the gist of a draft rule ...
UPDATE: The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona has taken legal action against the Phoenix police Department in defense of the First Amendment. The ACLU announced today it is filing a lawsuit in response to a lack of transparency and a failure to release pubic records from the police department ...
He is the president of the Arizona First Amendment Coalition and teaches media law and TV news reporting at ASU's Walter Cronkite school of Journalism and Mass Communication. When he's not out looking for the next big news story, Morgan enjoys hiking, camping, cheering for the Arizona Wildcats and ...
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally pulled a provision that would have allowed CBP to evade FOIA laws from a border bill moving through the House on Wednesday, after TucsonSentinel.com broke the news about the measure the previous day. Removing the Freedom of Information Act loophole was an "important ...

"Under any circumstance it would be a horrible thing to withhold access to records of CBP activities within 100 miles of the border," said Dan Barr, attorney for the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona. "Information about arrests, detentions and use of force by the CBP should be publicly available. However ...
Dan Barr, counsel to the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, called the initial denial from the local VA a "knee-jerk reaction" in expectation that the newspaper wouldn't have the time or resources to fight it. "I very much doubt the person who denied the request did any work to consider what the law was in ...
... the Federal Defender filed an amended lawsuit, adding as a plaintiff, the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, which is based in Phoenix and comprises the Arizona Broadcasters Association, The Arizona Newspapers Association (of which The Arizona Republic is a member), the Arizona-New Mexico ...
"This is outrageous that this father can't get this information about his child and the state is apparently unaccountable to him and to a lesser extent the public," says Dan Barr, director of the Arizona First Amendment Coalition. The law is vague, Barr says, in its references to "quality assurance information.".
Having access to that kind of dialogue is the purpose behind open meeting laws in the first place, said Dan Barr, a Phoenix-based lawyer specializing in constitutional and political law and a representative of the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona. While the public does not have a right to participate in ...
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association and its allies in Congress and in state capitols across the country, use that statement to justify loosening firearms restrictions. They often point to violence in cities like ...
He is the president of the Arizona First Amendment Coalition and teaches media law and TV news reporting at ASU's Walter Cronkite school of Journalism and Mass Communication. When he's not out looking for the next big news story, Morgan enjoys hiking, camping, cheering for the Arizona Wildcats and ...
U.S. Rep. Martha McSally pulled a provision that would have allowed CBP to evade FOIA laws from a border bill moving through the House on ...
... access to records of CBP activities within 100 miles of the border," said Dan Barr, attorney for the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona.
As California utilities increase their solar power generating capacity, they are increasingly discovering they have too much electricity in their ...
Dr. Frank LoVecchio, who is the co-director of the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center, says these young children are most likely ...

He is the president of the Arizona First Amendment Coalition and teaches media law and TV news reporting at ASU's Walter Cronkite school of ...
Dan Barr, counsel to the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, called the initial denial from the local VA a "knee-jerk reaction" in expectation ...
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office will not pursue criminal charges against a man who took a 12-year old Valley boy on a deadly hike last year, during 110-degree heat. That is according to the boy's father and stepmother, who say they met with prosecutors this morning. The boy, Cody Flom, died of ...
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that creates new standards for used tire sales. Auto safety advocates have complained for ...
First Amendment Coalition of Arizona attorney Dan Barr, who has represented the Star in the past, said the town's handling of a call to the audience, especially the bar on comments on agenda items, did not seem consistent with state law. "Isn't that the whole point of a public meeting?" he asked. "To allow ...
... the drugs and the names of suppliers --- to lawyers representing Arizona death row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona.
The First Amendment Coalition of Arizona has asked a judge to clear the way for it to appeal a ruling last month that dismissed the group from a ...
... the Federal Defender filed an amended lawsuit, adding as a plaintiff, the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, which is based in Phoenix and comprises the Arizona Broadcasters Association, The Arizona Newspapers Association (of which The Arizona Republic is a member), the Arizona-New Mexico ...
"It's a simple issue of transparency.The greatest of Arizona's powers is the power to take away someone's life. It they're going to do that, they ...
First Amendment Coalition of Arizona attorney Dan Barr, who has represented the Star in the past, said the town's handling of a call to the ...
Scottsdale has the highest concentration of "golf cart" taxis of any city in the country. And police are warning that some of them may not be ...
He is the president of the Arizona First Amendment Coalition and teaches media law and TV news reporting at ASU's Walter Cronkite school of ...
A full-grown male jaguar named "El Jefe," and at least one other cat like it, may provide opponents of President Trump's border wall with a ...
Page Giacin became suspicious of the man who was taking care of her terminally ill father last summer. The caretaker was a cowboy the family ...
... night by U.S. District Judge Neil Wake dismissed parts of a suit by seven death-row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona.
... three-drug lethal injection protocol to lawyers representing Arizona death row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona.
Lawyers for seven death row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona in June filed a subpoena seeking years of records related ...
The First Amendment Coalition of Arizona filed an amended complaint on Thursday to join a lawsuit by Federal public defenders seeking ...
David Cuillier, Ph.D., director of the University of Arizona school of Journalism, is former president of the national Society Of Professional Journalists, a board member of the Arizona First Amendment Coalition, and a former newspaper reporter and editor.
A 27-page ruling Wednesday night by U.S. District Judge Neil Wake dismissed parts of a suit by seven death-row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona. It seeks more transparency in the state's execution process and comes as Arizona is ...
... protocol, including the types of drugs purchased, the strengths and amounts of the drugs, the expiration dates of the drugs and the names of suppliers, to lawyers representing Arizona death row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona.
... protocol, including the types of drugs purchased, the strengths and amounts of the drugs, the expiration dates of the drugs and the names of suppliers, to lawyers representing Arizona death row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona.
Lawyers for the Arizona inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona in June filed a subpoena seeking years of records related to Florida's three-drug lethal injection protocol, including the types of drugs purchased, the strengths and amounts ...
Lawyers for the Arizona inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona in June filed a subpoena seeking years of records related to Florida's three-drug lethal injection protocol, including the types of drugs purchased, the strengths and amounts ...
Dan Barr, an attorney with the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, said under the law, even if a matter involving an employee or officer of a government body is on an executive session agenda, the person who is the subject of the meeting can request ...
Lawyers for seven death row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona in June filed a subpoena seeking years of records related to Florida's triple-drug lethal injection protocol, including the types of drugs purchased, the strengths and ...
Lawyers for seven death row inmates and the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona in June filed a subpoena seeking years of records related to Florida's triple-drug lethal injection protocol, including the types of drugs purchased, the strengths and ...
Miller has done a poor job to hide her alleged activities, says Phoenix attorney Dan Barr, a media law expert and counsel to the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona. "There is no doubt on what is going on," Barr said. "She clearly is conducting public ...
He is former president and freedom of information chair for the Society Of Professional Journalists and a current board member for the National Freedom of Information Coalition and First Amendment Coalition of Arizona. To contact the Opinions editor ...
The First Amendment Coalition of Arizona has asked a judge to clear the way for it to appeal a ruling last month that dismissed the group from a lawsuit protesting the way the state carries out the death penalty.
... EPA has made some final determination in how they view this particular project, then it seems that they should be open about that," said Cuillier, a board member of the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the First Amendment Coalition of ...
Dan Barr, an attorney with the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona who represents the Arizona Daily Star said, "What Ally Miller was doing here is an age-old ploy by public officials by seeking to charge outrageous amounts for public records.
This time we consulted a lawyer with the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona, which advocates for the right of access to government by the public and the news media, and he pointed us to the Arizona Supreme Court's Rule 122, covering the use of ...


 

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