Partners File Briefs in Supreme Court Case on State Freedom of Information Laws

On October 5th, the Supreme Court agreed to review the Virginia freedom of information law that limits access to state documents to Virginia residents. Led by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics and Washington (CREW), the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC), the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), the Sunlight Foundation, the Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG), the Virginia Coalition for Open Government (VCOG), Tennessee Coalition for Open Government (TCOG), and OpenTheGovernment.org filed an amicus brief for McBurney v. Young in support of the petitioners. The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and Muckrock joined in a separate friend-of-the-court brief illustrating how laws like Virginia’s obstruct reporting.

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