Non-Virginians have no right to Virginia’s open records

From Courthouse News Service:

Non-Virginian citizens have no right to request public records from Virginia agencies, the 4th Circuit ruled, upholding the constitutionality of the state's Freedom of Information Act.

Mark McBurney currently lives in Rhode Island, but he was divorced in Virginia and filed for child custody and child support in Virginia. After the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement took nine months to file a child-support petition on his behalf, he asked the department to reveal how it processed his petition and why the delay occurred. Since McBurney is not a citizen of Virginia, however, the agency rejected his request under the state Freedom of Information Act.