Idaho Press Club wins public record case against Ada County

Submitted by NFOIC on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 8:00am

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Press Club and four Boise-area journalists have won a lawsuit they filed against Ada County officials under Idaho Public Records Act.

In Friday’s ruling, 4th District Judge Deborah Bail wrote that the county’s approach to the public records requests it had received from the journalists was so far removed from the requirements of the state law that it was as though the county were doing the opposite of what the Idaho Public Records Act required.

All of the documents requested by the journalists, with the exception of just a few, must be turned over to them, Bail said. She also ordered Ada County to pay the Idaho Press Club’s attorneys fees.

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