Supreme Court considers Va. limits on access to public records

From USA Today:

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court's justices suggested Wednesday that state laws limiting access to government records to their own state residents might be pointless, but the justices seemed not to be persuaded that the laws are also unconstitutional.

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Lynchburg officials talk about freedom of information at the Virginia Coalition for Open Government

From NewsAdvance.com:

Lynchburg still is working to get copies of the Freedom of Information Act to its volunteer boards and commissions after concluding its past education efforts had been hit or miss.

“I would say they were mostly miss,” said City Manager Kimball Payne, noting the city had no uniform approach for training new board appointees until this year. “… We’re trying to raise that consciousness.”

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A Pretty Good Session for Open Government Advocates

From PotomacLocal.com

When they gathered this week, members of the Virginia Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists joked that they should check the underside of their vehicles for wiretaps.

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