Wednesday, January 20, 2010
West Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Important FOIA Case
The West Virginia Supreme Court has made two important decisions regarding FOIA cases.
In one, the Court declined to reconsider its decision not to force the release of former Justice Spike Maynard's email exchange with Massey Energy President Don Blankenship.
In the other, the Court will hear a full appeal of a FOIA case from Jefferson County wherein The Shepherdstown Observer is trying to force the release of persons who signed a zoning petition. The case considers a lower court ruling's that allows state and local agencies to withhold documents that were submitted to them.