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Sufficiency of Search for Records

S Memo 19-2

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Informal Opinions - Sunshine Law

Stadium Authority’s Executive Session

Emails Containing Attorney-Client Privileged Information

Request for Proposal Information Designated as Confidential

One of the duties of the state Office of Information Practices (OIP) is to monitor and testify on legislative proposals and make recommendations to the Legislature.  OIP tracks proposals directly or indirectly affecting the UIPA, Sunshine Law, or open data issues, including proposals on other topics that have confidentiality provisions or exemptions from the UIPA ...

OIP’ Analysis of the Hawaii Supreme Court’s Majority and Dissenting Opinions Rejecting the Deliberative Process Privilege as an Exemption to Disclosure Under the UIPA (March 1, 2019)   Attachments and Index

On December 21, 2018, a three-member majority of the Hawaii Supreme Court, over a vigorous dissent by two other Justices, reversed the Circuit Court and rejected nearly 30 years of OIP’s opinions recognizing the “deliberative process privilege” (DPP) as a limited form of one of the UIPA’s statutory exceptions.  In Peer News LLC v. City ...
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