Two former Georgia Attorneys General, both known for advocating for the right to access public records, have been hired to represent the City of Atlanta in civil and criminal cases involving alleged violations of the Georgia Open Records Act. One of them, Sam Olens, a Republican, revamped the open records law in 2012, making penalties for noncompliance…
Tag: Georgia Open Records Act
Georgia Court Rules Open Records Act Won’t Cover Academic Research
The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that academic research at a public college is exempt from the state Open Records Act.
Georgia high court hears arguments in nonprofit hospital/Open Records case
Is the nonprofit Northside Hospital Inc. subject to the state’s open records law?
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments on the high-profile case, which involves Northside’s rejection of requests for information about financial documents and other matters.
Lawsuit: Georgia Court Denying Records’ Access, Violates Law
A west Georgia court is jailing people illegally and then making it impossible for them to challenge the violation of their rights by denying them access to their public court records, a lawsuit alleges.
Open government law changes aired in Macon (Ga.)
Donors to Georgia Public Service Commission members vested in decisions
From The Augusta Chronicle:
ATLANTA — Four of Georgia’s utility regulators have accepted at least 70 percent of their campaign contributions from companies and people that could profit from the agency’s decisions, a review of five years of campaign finance records by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed.