Thursday, December 6, 2012

Arkansas Supreme Court upholds FOI law

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 1:09 PM

The Arkansas Supreme Court today upheld the state’s Freedom of Information law, overturning a lower court that had ruled part of the law unconstitutional. Good news for advocates of government transparency.

The decision overturns last year's ruling from Sebastian County Circuit Judge James Cox, which had found criminal penalties for FOI violations unconstitutional. The high court’s decision keeps Arkansas’s FOI law, adopted in 1967 and one of the oldest in the country, intact.

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