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Change to Police Department Offense Reports Make Supplements and Witness Statements Likely Public Records

USA - July 15 2022 In a decision issued June 9, the Ohio Supreme Court held that supplemental narratives (typically officers’ factual impressions and witness statements)…

Texas Governor Bans State Mask and Vaccine Mandates

USA - August 5 2021 On July 29, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-38, which prohibits governmental entities from requiring individuals to be…

Fred Gaona III, Mark A. Platt

Cross Your T’s and Dot Your I’s: A Reminder to Keep General Minutes of Executive Sessions

USA - April 21 2021 If you are a public entity in Ohio, you are permitted to hold non-public meetings (executive sessions) for several specific reasons. One of the listed…

Brodi J. Conover

Does Supreme Court Decision Allow Public Officials to Block Twitter Followers?

USA - April 21 2021 The U.S. Supreme Court recently acted on the lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump, who had blocked some users on Twitter. A lower federal…

Brodi J. Conover

Texas Ends Mask Mandate and Most COVID-Related Restrictions

USA - March 4 2021 On March 2, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34, which lifts most of his previously ordered statewide restrictions in…

Fred Gaona III, Mark A. Platt