Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound

February 6, 2023

Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound

NOTE: There appears to have been an error in sending last week’s 2/6/23 edition of “Recommended Reading” which has me a bit baffled so at the risk of this newsletter being duplicative I am sending it now, on Sunday morning 2/12/23, and will send the actual 2/12/23 edition for this week this evening. Apologies all around.

Be sure to click link and check out the ton of original reporting in the most recent Court Reporter’s Notebook: Cases Followed by Robert Cox 2/3/23.

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FOIA 101: Tips and Tricks to Make You a Transparency Master

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