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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U.S. Supreme Court takes up VA law denying non-Virginians right to FOIA requests

From Examiner.com:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that it will hear the appeal of Mark J. McBurney and Roger W. Hurlbert, both non-Virginians. McBurney and Hurlbert were denied Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for government documents because Virginia law prohibits non-Virginians from using the Freedom of Information Act law.

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