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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We Couldn't Have Said It Any Better

The State Sunshine and Open Records blog, which looks at open government issues all over the nation, succinctly summarized the phenomenon of government spending tax money to defend against public records lawsuits. When describing a city in Georgia ordered to pay a hefty amount to the requestor's attorney, the blog wrote:

"[The city] joins the storied ranks of cities who tax the public to pay attorneys to unsuccessfully defend their non-right to withhold documents from the public they are taxing."

Extremely well put.