Constitutional Law Audio

Constitutional Law Audio

The Freedom Foundation's Theodore L. Stiles Center for Liberty advances the rule of law and a legal climate where individuals can exercise their fundamental liberties and government is limited to its proper role.

We seek to defend individuals against government encroachments upon their rights; unite lawyers who believe that the purpose of the law is to protect liberty; promote a judiciary that embraces its obligation to interpret the constitution; and expand the public's understanding of the rule of law.

We accomplish these goals through public interest litigation, filing amicus curiae briefs in state and federal courts, hosting events on significant legal issues, and publishing resources about the state constitution and the state courts.

September 03, 2011
     

OG Pod: Police misconduct reports must be released

Mike Reitz and Greg Overstreet discuss the Supreme Court decision in Bainbridge Island Police Guild v. City of Puyallup. Investigations of alleged police misconduct must be released but the names of exonerated officers may be withheld.
August 31, 2011
     

This Week At The Supreme Court: Sex Offender Fights To Restore His Voting Rights

A convicted sex offender fights to have his voting rights restored.
August 26, 2011
     

This Week At The Supreme Court: Admitting Testimony Harmless Error

Admitting testimony was harmless error.
August 18, 2011
     

This Week At The Supreme Court:Student Seeks to Overturn Truancy Hearing

Student Seeks to Overturn Truancy Hearing
August 18, 2011
     

OG Pod: Open Public Meetings Primer

Mike Reitz and Greg Overstreet discuss the basics of the open public meetings act.
August 11, 2011
     

OG Pod: The Politics Of Open Government

Mike Reitz and Greg Overstreet discuss how the views on open government change depending on who is in power at the time.
August 11, 2011
     

This Week at the Supreme Court: Man Seeks to Declare Court of Appeals Unconstitutional

Man Seeks to Declare Court of Appeals Unconstitutional
August 05, 2011
     

This Week At the Supreme Court: Day Care Owner Fights License Revocation

Day care owner fights license revocation
July 28, 2011
     

This Week At The Supreme Court-Recall Petition Fails

This Week at The Supreme Court-Recall Petition Fails
July 28, 2011
     

OG Pod: Is the Agency Required to Produce Records in Electronic Form'

Mike Reitz and Greg Overstreet discuss records produced in electronic format.
July 20, 2011
     

OG Pod: Does the Public Records Act Have a Privacy Exemption'

Mike Reitz and Greg Overstreet discuss if a general claim of privacy is an exemption to a Public Records request.
July 08, 2011
     

OG Pod: Are Serial Meetings Legal'

Mike Reitz and Greg Overstreet discuss when governing bodies have small "informational" meetings are they violating the Open Public Meetings Act?
June 30, 2011
     

OG Pod: Production of Records - How Long is too Long'

Mike Reitz and Greg Overstreet discuss deadlines for production of documents and what the agency is required to do.
June 23, 2011
     

OG Pod: How to submit a records request

Mike Reitz and Greg Overstreet discuss the ins and outs of requesting records.
June 16, 2011
     

OG Pod: My mayor is Tweeting - is that a public record'

Mike Reitz and Greg Overstreet discuss the open government pitfalls of public employees using social media.
June 11, 2011
     

OG Pod: Why does open government matter'

Mike Reitz and Greg Overstreet introduce the new podcast and grade the 2011 Washington Legislature.
June 03, 2011
     

This Week at the Supreme Court - Burglary conviction vacated

March 11, 2011
     

Are state patrol accident records subject to disclosure'

This week at the Supreme Court - Are state patrol accident records subject to disclosure?
March 04, 2011
     

Faculty discipline hearing need not be open to the public

This week at the Supreme Court - Faculty discipline hearing need not be open to the public
February 25, 2011
     

Child molester conviction stands

This week at the Supreme Court - Child molester conviction stands