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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for August 24, 2012

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:

Judge to hear arguments in public records dispute

DOVER — A Superior Court judge has scheduled oral arguments in a case that will determine if a Kent County sewer and water utility is subject to Delaware’s public records law or if the entity can continue to keep its detailed financial and operational documents private.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for July 13, 2012

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:

ACLU sues over attorney general's refusal to release records

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey has filed a lawsuit arguing that the state Attorney General's Office is breaking the law by refusing to release records concerning topics ranging from state police overtime to investigative procedures.

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North Carolina Supreme Court will weigh access to redistricting documents

From CharlotteObserver.com:

RALEIGH The new legislative and congressional districts drawn in 2011 by the Republican-led legislature are clear, but the process that produced them was clouded by closed-door politics, some contend.

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Accessing access to public records in NC

From WFAE:

Of the 115 requests Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department received since the start of last year, nearly 40 percent were from lawyers and about a third of them got a full response in a month or less. By contrast, there other records requests going on five and six months without a resolution – they tend to be a lot more broad and complicated.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for June 15, 2012

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:

Judge expects Sebring case ruling in week

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