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In open government lawsuits, a look at who pays (and who should)

May 17, 2018

A forthcoming law review article by Elliot Engstrom, an Elon Law Legal Method and Communication Fellow, analyzes a North Carolina law that leaves open to interpretation who should cover the costs of legal fees when a person sues state and local governments for lack of transparency.

2018 Sunshine Award Winners

March 12, 2018

The North Carolina Open Government Coalition recgonizes three people whose work has helped make and keep North Carolina government transparent in the last year: Will Hendrick of the Waterkeepers Alliance, Nick Ochsner of WBTV News, and William McKinney of the Office of the Governor. 

Sunshine Awards 2018

February 23, 2018

The N.C. Open Government Coalition is accepting nominations for its annual Sunshine Awards program. The organization recognizes people who have worked to make North Carolina government more transparent throughout the year by advocating for transparency, by using the sunshine laws to tell important stories and by being transparent agencies.  Nominations are due by March 1.

Sunshine Day 2018 -CANCELLED

February 23, 2018

Due to inclement weather forecasts in Greensboro for March 12, 2018, the annual Sunshine Day event is cancelled. 

Elon Law instructor shares insights on public record requests

September 27, 2017

Elliot Engstrom, a Legal Method & Communication Fellow, recently delivered a presentation to attorneys and legal observers on North Carolina's public record statutes and case law, arguing that the state needs a better approach to ensuring government transparency.