Dr. Larry Burriss

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12:39pm

Mon November 14, 2011
The Scandal that Keeps on Giving

Burriss on Media: Nixon Tapes

It’s hard to believe, but the Watergate break-in was nearly 40 years ago, but somehow it has become the scandal that keeps on giving.

Last week the National Archives and the Nixon Presidential Library unsealed 26 files that include secret transcripts from former president Richard Nixon’s grand jury testimony. The documents are important because they represent the only time Nixon was legally required to talk honestly about the scandal that brought down his presidency.

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12:54pm

Mon November 7, 2011
If You Want to See a Public Document, You Can

Burris On Media: State FOI

Dr. Larry Burriss

Murfreesboro, Tenn It’s been said that all politics is local, meaning the most important political decisions are really made at the local level, not the state and national. And if that’s true, then it follows that the most important examples of political and public information are also local.

So, let’s take a quick look at who can look at local public records, and what records are available to the local public.

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