Monday, October 05, 2009
FOI Case Asks Whether Petition Signatures are Public Records
The Shepherdstown Observer filed an appeal with the West Virginia Supreme Court over its FOI request for the more than 2,000 names of those who signed a zoning referendum petition. A Jefferson County Circuit Court judge ruled against the paper, keeping the citizens names private. The West Virginia Supreme Court has not yet said whether it will hear the paper's appeal.