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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Seattle Times Editorial Urges Passage of Soter-Fix Bill

This Seattle Times editorial describes why the Legislature should pass Rep. Brendan Williams' bill to fix the part of the Soter decision allowing agencies to sue requestors. Here, from the editorial, is a description of what the bill would fix:

"Imagine, you are a middle-class parent wanting documents related to a controversial school board decision and instead of the document, you get hauled into court. Are you going to drop your request or tap your kids' college fund to pay a lawyer?"