Mark E. Burkland

Mark E. Burkland

Holland & Knight LLP

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Amendment to Illinois FOIA Impacts Requests for Records Available Online - Public Bodies Now Have More Authority Regarding Their...

The Illinois General Assembly overrode Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of House Bill 3796 amending the Illinois Freedom of Information Act on Dec. 3, 2014. HB 3796 is now law, effective immediately. The key provisions of HB 3796...more

12/12/2014 - Amended Legislation FOIA Public Entities

Update on Recent FOIA and OMA Illinois Supreme Court and Attorney General Opinions

- The Illinois Supreme Court rules state's attorneys are subject to the Freedom of Information Act. - The Illinois attorney general rules that: (i) the Open Meetings Act requires public bodies to recite the key terms of...more

6/17/2014 - FOIA Open Meetings Act Public Entities

Seven Simple Guidelines for Legislative Prayer

The U.S. Supreme Court on May 5, 2014, ruled in Town of Greece v. Galloway that local governments may start their regular meetings with a prayer in the nature of the invocations given before Congress. The various justices...more

6/11/2014 - Establishment Clause Greece v Galloway Prayer SCOTUS

In Town Of Greece, U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Constitutionality Of Prayer At Town Meetings

HIGHLIGHTS - - Local governments in Illinois and around the country should become knowledgeable about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this week in Town of Greece v. Galloway. - In its 5-4 ruling, the Court declared...more

5/7/2014 - Establishment Clause First Amendment Greece v Galloway Prayer Public Meetings SCOTUS

Prohibited Areas and Employment Implications Under Illinois' New Concealed Carry Act

There are two pressing issues concerning implementation of Illinois' new Firearms Concealed Carry Act1 (Public Act 98-0063)... ...more

11/27/2013 - Concealed Carry Permit Employer No-Weapons Policies Gun Laws

Seventh Circuit Ruling Could Affect How Municipalities Use Driver Information

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled that the inclusion of certain personal information on a parking ticket that is placed on the offending vehicle could violate the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection...more

8/10/2012 - DPPA Parking Tickets Persona Personally Identifiable Information

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