Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Toledo Blade blasts Ohio's ill-considered public records decision

As COAST explains here, the recent decision of the Ohio Supreme Court to allow municipalities to "moot" a public records case after its filing by providing records it previously had refused to provide has blasted a hole in the public records law so wide that no Ohio government official ever will fear the statute again.  This is so because government officials now, despite the clear language of the statute, deprive citizens of an award of their attorneys fees thereby making such suits impossible to prosecute.

This week, the Toledo Blade joined others in condemning the decision.  Read it here.

1 comment:

  1. Let's hope the SCOTUS will hear that case too!


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