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Tag Archives: FOIA

Va. Cir.: GMU Foundation not a public body subject to VFOIA (access required)

The George Mason University Foundation Inc. is an independent corporate entity whose records are not subject to freedom-of-information requirements, even if the records relate to funds used to support the University, itself a public body. Nonetheless, the University’s Gift Acceptance ...

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SCV: FOIA enforcement affidavit satisfied statute (access required)

An affidavit alleging open-meeting violations by a county board of supervisors was sufficient to support a FOIA petition when the affiant swore to her belief in matters presented on information. Background Appellant Marian Bragg alleges that the Rappahannock County Board ...

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Va. Cir.: County held to lowest document production estimate (access required)

When a county initially estimated almost $900 for records-request compliance but later revised the estimate down to $200, it could not then charge an actual cost of more than $1,300 without consulting further with the requesting party. Background Petitioner Nelson ...

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Fixing FOIA

Americans had a little something extra to celebrate this 4th of July. Right before the holiday weekend, President Obama signed the FOIA Im­provement Act of 2016. The timing was just about perfect: The original Freedom of Information Act was signed ...

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