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public record

n. any information, minutes, files, accounts or other records which a governmental body is required to maintain, and which must be accessible to scrutiny by the public. This includes the files of most legal actions. A court will take "judicial notice" of a public record (including hearsay in the record) introduced as evidence. For example: a recorded deed to show transfer of title or a criminal judgment are both public records.

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He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
About his life, as about those of many of our earlier writers, there remains only very fragmentary information, which in his case is largely pieced together from scattering entries of various kinds in such documents as court account books and public records of state matters and of lawsuits.
One reason perhaps is, that not one in fifty of the actual disasters and deaths by casualties in the fishery, ever finds a public record at home, however transient and immediately forgotten that record.
For three years that doubt about him in the minds of the jury who tried him has stood on public record."
Former Secretary of State Michele Reagan and top staffers deleted public records before leaving office in January, according to the new Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs.
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This article provides a brief history of Florida Government in the Sunshine, discusses the public policy underpinning them, and explicates some of the significant current issues in public records law occasioned by the advent of modern technology.
It had also caught the city breaking the public records act by not preserving and retaining all text messages from its employees and elected officials.
So she filed a public records request, looking for data to back up her suspicion.
Two related bills would, among other things, look at removing some of the exemptions that have been tacked on to the existing public records law and limit how much agencies could charge for public records, which can be a significant barrier to openness.
The bill has been introduced to ensure that the citizens of Pakistan may have the fullest possible access to public records.
In what is being billed as a victory for government transparency, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that officials from state and local government (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3479637-S218066.html#document/p3/a341068) must disclose public records even if those records are stored on private devices or accounts.

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