VCOG, NFOIC challenge Va. FOIA's citizenship limitation

Open government advocacy groups, including VCOG and the National Freedom of Information Coalition, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule unconstitutional those provisions of state public disclosure laws that allow only states' own residents access rights to public records. "Virginia's law fails to realize that people's interest in localities and states does not end neatly at the geographical borders," said Megan Rhyne, executive director of Virginia Coalition for Open Government, a member of NFOIC.