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Closed Mayoral Election Violates FOIA (access required)

A Hopewell Circuit Court grants petitioner’s motion for summary judgment to prevent the city council from going into closed sessions to discuss elections to the position of mayor and vice mayor. Under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Va. Code § 2.2-3700(B), no meeting of a public body maybe closed to the public unless specifically exempted ...

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