Virginia citizen satisfied with decision in Virginia FOIA case

From delmarvanow:

ACCOMAC — An Accomack County man said he is satisfied with a judge’s decision after hearing arguments about whether the Virginia State Bar violated the Freedom of Information Act in responding to his requests for documents.
“They ruled for me on the main issue," said Dr. William H. Turner, a sculptor and former Accomack County supervisor.
In the petition, he asked the court to issue a writ requiring Virginia State Bar Deputy Executive Director Mary Yancy Spencer to answer FOIA requests he made in January for documents related to the handling of a complaint he had made against an attorney alleging the attorney violated the code of professional conduct.
After listening to some three hours of testimony from Turner, Spencer and Assistant Intake Counsel Mary Martelino, General District Judge Gordon Vincent ruled that the state bar’s initial response to two of Turner’s requests was inadequate in that they “should have used one of the four specific and explicit responses that are required” by the Freedom of Information Act.