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Government Accountability: Defending the Public Records Act – ELC vs. SFWMD

Videos of oral arguments before the 4th District Court of Appeals in the Maggy Hurchalla cases have now been posted for viewing.

The cases are:

(1) Hurchalla v. Lake Point and

(2) Everglades Law Center v. SFWMD

argued on March 12, 2019

You can access them HERE

Follow Live March 12, 2019 at 10 a.m.

Listen to the live hearing at: 4dca.org

Attend the hearing:

PALM BEACH LAKES COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
3505 SHILOH DR.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33407

Briefs:

1. ELC’s Initial Brief

INITIAL.BRIEF.SFWMD.09.20.18

2. SFWMD Answer Brief

Answer Brief of SFWMD ELC v. SFWMD

3. ELC’s Reply Brief

MOTION.STRIKE.FACTS.FINAL

4. First Amendment Foundation Amicus Curiae Brief

FAF Amicus Curiae ELC v SFWMD

5. Florida Defense Lawyers Association Amicus Curiae Brief

FDLA.AMICUS.BRIEF.ELC.SFWMD

Press:

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/how-government-agency-trying-stop-residents-demanding-records/ljczJRevg6GKH5MjrpOvoJ/

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/editorials/2018/04/19/editorial-sfwmd-bully-tactics-refusing-release-meeting-transcripts-and-punish-residents-who-requeste/525682002/

https://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20180528/lawsuits-new-tactic-against-those-seeking-public-records

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/indian-river-lagoon/health/2018/04/13/south-florida-water-management-district-threatens-legal-action-against-residents-who-requested-recor/492753002/