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Friday, March 12, 2010

File this Under "Ridiculous" - Suing Citizens to Silence Complaints

An Arizona school district claims it has been so harassed by repeated public records requests that it has sued four community members, claiming they have abused the public records request system by filing more than 100 public records requests.

In its Complaint, the Congress Elementary School District also claims the community members are "engaged in a coordinated campaign to harass and impede the functioning" of the school system by filing more than ten complaints with the state's Board of Education, the County Sheriff, the Fire Marshall, the Ombudsman, and the Attorney General.

The defendants say the lawsuit is an illegal attempt to silence citizens who have questioned the district's policies and spending practices.

Read more about the suit here, including a link to the Complaint filed by the school district.

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