California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed two bills this week that were designed to bring greater transparency and accountability to California's public colleges. This is the latest in a string of actions Schwarzenegger has taken against increased transparency since assuming the governor's office in 2003.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed an amendment to California's anti-paparazzi law that will make it easier to sue media organizations that publish improperly obtained photographs, the Associated Press reports.
A California trial court judge last week declined to order a blogger to reveal the identities of anonymous commenters that were discussing an employment discrimination lawsuit, but left open the possibility of an exception, the Sacramento Beereported.
A coalition of news media organizations on Tuesday moved to intervene in a case where an entire trial was held in secret. The case, a civil lawsuit against the federal government, stems from the beating death of Jewish Defense League activist Earl Krugel at the hands of a white supremacist while in federal custody.
A California bill that will relieve losing plaintiffs in Freedom of Information Act lawsuits of having to pay attorney's fees passed the state's legislature last month. It is now awaiting a signature from the governor.
A San Francisco State University photojournalism student who witnessed a killing while taking pictures for his senior project is covered by the California shield law, a judge ruled Wednesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Despite a court order, a San Diego reporter has managed to avoid testifying in the court martial of a Marine he interviewed who was subsequently brought up on disobedience charges for speaking with the press.