Amicus brief filed in U.S. Supreme Court

A friend of the court brief has been filed on behalf of VCOG and several state and national open government groups urging the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that Virginia FOIA's provision limiting the law's use to citizens of the Commonwealth is unconstitutional. The 4th Circuit said Virginia's provision was OK, while a 3rd Circuit decision a few years struck down a similar provision in Delaware law. VCOG's brief is here, and a brief filed on behalf of journalists and media interests can be found on the website for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. A brief on behalf of data brokers and information retailers was also filed.

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