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Some Northern Virginia supervisors irked by information requests

From nvdaily.com:

Shenandoah County Administrator Doug Walker has been asked to provide the Board of Supervisors with the number of requests he's had this summer for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

He was also directed to provide the board at its Aug. 28 meeting the length of time it has taken county staff to comply with the requests and from where the requests originated.

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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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Email exchange between school board members not a public meeting, Va. high court rules

From Student Press Law Center

VIRGINIA — The exchange of emails by members of the Fairfax County School Board did not constitute a public meeting under Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act, the state Supreme Court ruled June 7.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for June 8, 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:

Des Moines school district says Sebring emails are public files

A Polk County district judge next week will listen to arguments regarding the release of additional personal emails sent and received on the Des Moines school district’s public account by former superintendent Nancy Sebring.

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Prince William climate change debate centers on FOIA

From Washington Post:

In advance of next week’s hearing on whether a former University of Virginia climatologist’s e-mails are subject to public release, the Roanoke Times has published an interesting “point-counterpoint” debate on the topic.

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