NY Policy Group Loses Bid For Retired Teachers' Names

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 6:07 PM EST) -- A New York appellate court ruled Thursday that a state pension program does not have to give data containing the names of retired teachers to the Empire Center for New York State Policy, a conservative group that tracks public spending.

The unanimous ruling by a four-judge panel of a mid-level appellate court in Albany affirmed an Albany County trial court judge's May denial of the policy group's Freedom of Information Law request, relying on a 1983 case that denied the release of names of retired police...
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