Judge holds hearing in Delaware FOIA dispute

From CapitalGazette.com:

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The state attorney general's office asked a Kent County judge Monday to force a local water and sewer authority to comply with Delaware's Freedom of Information act.

The Camden-Wyoming Sewer and Water Authority has refused to release financial records, saying it is not a public body under state law. Nonetheless, the General Assembly last year amended Delaware's FOIA last year to specify that the authority was subject to open meetings and open records requirements.

Superior Court Judge Robert Young heard arguments Monday on the state's request that he rule in its favor based on written submissions to the court and not allow further litigation because the only issues in question are legal, not factual. Young gave no indication when he would rule.