High Court FOI Case Could Open State Records To Nonresidents

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 9:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider a constitutional challenge to a Virginia freedom of information law that limits public records access to residents and news organizations located within the state, a case that, in resolving a circuit split, could force seven other states to drop their similarly restrictive laws, experts say.

By granting certiorari, the high court will take up the Fourth Circuit's February determination that the residents-only provision of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act was constitutional because access to public records...
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