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Sunday, April 18, 2010

California Open Government Group Sues for Palin Contract

Californians Aware, an open government group, filed suite against California State University, Stanislaus, seeking the release of information related to a planned speech by Sarah Palin. The group would like the contract between Palin and the school nonprofit foundation, which the school says are exempt from the California Public Records Act.

Several CSU Stanislaus students retrieved portions of the contract from a trash bin outside the campus administration building. The document outlines perks like first-class airfare for two and luxury hotel accommodations. It also sets forth the manner in which pre-screened questions will be asked by a moderator. The amount of the speaking fee has not been disclosed.

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