National Freedom of Information Coalition
Protecting Your Right to Open Government

Andy Thibault: Want the bum’s rush? Ask for public records in Connecticut

Opinion from FoothillsMediaGroup.com:

Connecticut’s Freedom of Information law was once the pride of the nation. It has withstood numerous assaults by judges, legislators and other officials with plenty to hide.

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We, the people, do not yield sovereignty to the agencies that supposedly serve us. We do not give public servants the right to decide what is good for us to know. How often do you think this principle of self government is violated on a daily basis when citizens request a viewing or copies of the public records they rightfully own?