NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for July 26, 2013

From NFOIC:  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.

Wisconsin DOJ sets 3 seminars on public records, meetings


Sunshine Report from the Virginia Coalition for Open Government

From Virginia Coalition for Open Government:  The May 2013 edition of the Sunshine Report is online with stories about the U.S. Supreme Court's FOIA ruling, a case on cameras in the courtroom, FOIA Council updates and open government news.

In the issue:

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Virginia's citizens-only FOIA limitation
FOIA Council updates
Huguely camera case headed to Virginia Supreme Court
Open government in the news



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.