Arkansas FOIA challenged as "unconstitutionally vague"

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Oct. 13, 2011

From Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:

The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act is heading to the state Supreme Court in what will likely be a legal battle over whether prosecutors can pursue misdemeanor criminal charges for violations of the broadly-worded law.

The case centers around Circuit Judge James Cox's ruling declaring parts of the state’s FOIA unconstitutional. Cox wrote in his decision that the definition of “meeting” and the criminal penalties for violations contained in the law are "unconstitutionally vague."

Read the full article at the RCFP website