Friday, June 24, 2011

FOIA: A good, common-sense ruling

The S.C. Supreme Court has issued a victory for open-information advocates and thrown in a good dose of common sense to boot.

In a nutshell, the court said that even if an agency releases records after being sued, it can be liable for attorney's fees up to the time the records are released.

This prevents an agency from stalling to run up the complaining party's bill, then releasing the records and leaving the person or group that sued holding the bag.

Way to go!

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