Democracy requires transparency. Do current laws provide enough public access? Learn what the government must disclose to citizens, what it can keep secret and why. Hear experts discuss how the law balances the right to privacy against the public good.
Los Angeles County Inspector General Max Huntsman, Prof. Aaron Caplan, Loyola Law School, Dan Laidman and Kelly Aviles discuss “How Open Should Government Be?” Topics include:
Personnel records of police officers involved in shootings or accused of misconduct;
When high-level documents can be shielded from disclosure by “executive privilege”;
Why investigations (like the one into Russian election interference) are kept under wraps, and how information from them can be made public; and
How can the current systems of ensuring open government be improved?
This session is one of several free programs provided by LA Law Library, 301 W. 1st. Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 in honor of National Freedom of Information Day. Learn how to make your own requests for court or other government records. Call 213.785.2516 or go to lawdays.lalawlibrary.org for more information.
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