Government wants citizens to pay for seeking destroyed public records

Strong public records laws give citizens access to the information they need to hold¬†government accountable.¬† PLF knows firsthand that public records can arm citizens with evidence of constitutional or statutory abuses, enabling them to make better decisions in court or … Continue reading

California decision chills public interest litigation

Earlier today, the California Supreme Court denied review of the case Vargas v. City of Salinas, which sought review of an outrageous, ruinous award of over $250,000 in attorneys’ fees against two individuals who brought a nonfrivolous public interest lawsuit … Continue reading