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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Sunshine?

In Arizona and Hawaii, efforts to shut down repeated open records requests renew the age-old debate whether requests should be limited so that government agencies can conduct business.

Readers of this blog know where we stand. The Congress Elementary School District's lawsuit against four women for harassment through records requests with repeated requests could have a chilling effect on democracy far beyond the small Arizona school district. Similarly, Hawaii's efforts to restrict the rights of a "vexatious requester" is equally disturbing.

Read more about these efforts here.

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