Court Upholds Virginia FOIA Restrictions

, The National Law Journal


The Supreme Court dealt a blow to the information industry and to open-government advocates on Monday, unanimously upholding a Virginia law that restricts the right of access to public documents to in-state residents.

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  • Avon

    I look at access to viewing a State's records about the same as I look at access to visiting a State's localities. Yes, in my city a resident can get a volume discount on the toll bridge, but there's got to be a right to free information on the order of the right to freedom of travel.

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