Small Business FOIA Fight Won't Get Day In High Court

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 6:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a case over whether the Freedom of Information Act forces federal agencies to turn over all records controlled by third parties, or only those controlled as part of records-management contracts.

By denying a petition for a writ of certiorari filed by the American Small Business League, the Supreme Court let stand a Ninth Circuit opinion that found the U.S. Small Business Administration did not have to turn over the cell phone records of its chief spokesman,...
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