Andy inspired me to ask another “why not?” kind of public information question.
Generous souls within the Forest Service send me the ever-popular Litigation Weekly, which has paragraphs with links about lawsuits. It’s a great resource, IMHO and I think it’s one of the best pieces of information out there. So thank you, producers of it, if you are reading this (and past producers).
So here is my question… could someone tell me why this couldn’t be distributed publicly? I can’t access the links to the court case, of course, but if it is public information about our agencies shouldn’t they be available for free? I know people could be critiqued for what they write (the summary) but so what?
It seems to me like the plaintiffs have access to all kinds of media outlets to tell their side of the story. Would it be too much work to have it cleared? Or would it somehow give people on the other side an advantage?
Here’s my opinion FWIW: it would be a great service to have it publicly available, including links to the documents.
Anyway, for those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s posted above. Now I could post it every week, but that seems a bit silly. Or I could FOIA it and post it? Sillier. Ideas?