Associated Press: Anthony judge wants public records law changed

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The judge in the Casey Anthony case has urged the
Florida Legislature to change the state’s laws to keep jurors’ names secret in
high-profile cases, especially when they might receive threats because of a
verdict.

Judge Belvin Perry wrote in an order that releasing the names of jurors
“makes a mockery” of Florida’s privacy law, . . . → Read More: Associated Press: Anthony judge wants public records law changed

AP wins Polk Award for Gulf oil spill coverage

The Associated Press staff has won the George Polk Award for Environmental Reporting for its “colossal effort” covering the worst oil spill in U.S. history, said Long Island University, which oversees the awards.

The AP was the first news organization to report the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that caused the 206-million-gallon (780-million liter) spill . . . → Read More: AP wins Polk Award for Gulf oil spill coverage

House Speaker Dean Cannon wants records on all complaints against judges to be open to the public

BY BILL KACZOR, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — House Speaker Dean Cannon wants records on all complaints against judges to be open to the public. Those proposals also would require changing the Florida . . . → Read More: House Speaker Dean Cannon wants records on all complaints against judges to be open to the public