The Illinois Supreme Court upheld lower courts’ rulings that a non-profit school athletic organization is not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has signed Senate Bill 96, a reporter shield law that will protect journalists – even unpaid ones working outside of mainstream professional news organizations – from being forced to share information gained in confidence.
Michigan State University filed a lawsuit against ESPN after a reporter filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the university police department for reports related to sexual assault allegations.
An Illinois judge has ruled in favor of The Chicago Tribune, which sued the College of DuPage and the College of DuPage Foundation for access to records under the Freedom of Information Act.