Mugshot law signed — public record status preserved

ATLANTA — It will now be illegal for publications such as Mugshots.com to obtain arrest booking photos in Georgia, post them on websites and charge people to have them removed — and little damage was done to the state’s public records laws in the process. Gov. Nathan Deal ratified HB 845 in his office Thursday.…

Government transparency directly related to our liberty

In his book “Transparent Government: What it Means and How you can Make it Happen,” Donald Gordan quotes Patrick Henry’s words from the June 9, 1788 Virginia Constitutional Convention: “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” Gordon, who teaches…