MNCOGI regrets to observe the passing of Twin Cities media attorney and MNCOGI board member John Borger. John leaves behind a significant body of accomplishments that have helped to advance and preserve democratic self-government. In state and federal court, John defended the free speech protections so necessary to the maintenance of a free press and citizenry. Through administrative actions and legal challenges, John also worked to protect our state’s open records law – the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. His dogged commitment to allowing facts to be uncovered – and published – has benefited all Minnesotans.
John’s family is holding a memorial event on January 2 at the University of Minnesota’s Andersen Library. The event will run from 4-8pm, with a program from 6-7pm.