Appeals court hears newspaper's mug shot FOIA lawsuit

Submitted by LDieringer on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 11:30am

From Tulsa World:

DENVER - Judges of an appeals court said Wednesday they have to balance privacy rights against the public's right to know in deciding whether the U.S. Marshals Service will have to release federal mug shots.

[Tulsa World] is asking the Denver-based court to overturn the decision of a judge in Tulsa that federal mug shots are exempt from public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.