Justices Weigh Va. Bar To Nonresidents' Records Access

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 9:55 PM EST) -- A pair of out-of-state residents on Wednesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to nix a Virginia freedom of information law that limits public records access to residents, but the state government countered that the statute was constitutional because there is no commercial value to the restricted information.

During oral arguments, the petitioners' attorney Deepak Gupta of Gupta PLLC contended that the Fourth Circuit erred in failing to find the residents-only provision of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act was unconstitutional because the law discriminates against out-of-state...
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