Saturday, June 15, 2013

Freedom of Information Supreme Court decision

In a recent Supreme Court decision, McBurney v. Young, the court ruled that a non resident of the state of Virginia does not have the right of access to all public records of the state.  The Virginia statute contains the word "citizen" in its language.  The regulations of the Massachusetts use the word "person."  It is unlikely this case will have any ramifications for Massachusetts.
For more information of Massachusetts law on this topic our page on FOIA is here.