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Archive for November, 2015

Posted In: Public Records, Public Records Requests

Massachusetts House Passes Compromise Public Records Legislation. Now on to the Senate

In its last formal session in 2015, the Massachusetts House unanimously passed a new public records bill that has been subject to great debate since last spring between public interest…

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Posted In: Employment, Municipal Law

Civil Service: A Town Can Get Away With a Flawed Process, But Not Bias

A municipality may be able to bypass a higher-ranked civil service applicant even with a flawed process, but not if there is any suggestion of bias. That’s the main takeaway…

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Posted In: Public Records

Balancing Act: Public Schools Must Protect Student Privacy – While Making Their Records Public on Request

October 23, 2015 – In a case that highlights the difficulties facing custodians of public records, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has ruled that public schools must turn over…

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