NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for June 28, 2013

A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week. While you're at it, be sure to check out State FOIA Friday Archives.


Acting ND University System chancellor says NDSU president emails are not gone for good


ACLU obtains documents showing FBI doesn’t always get warrants before reading emails

From  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has received documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that provide details on FBI and Justice Department policies, which appear to suggest the federal authorities can read emails without obtaining a warrant.


New Mexico solons claim right to keep official emails private

From The Washington Examiner:

SANTA FE — It may be Sunshine Week — a nationwide initiative focused on the importance of access to public documents and information — but New Mexico lawmakers are halfway toward adopting a resolution creating an exception for legislative emails.


The House on Sunday voted 48-16 to pass House Concurrent Resolution 1, which proposes limits for releasing emails and other records.