West Virginia

AP plans to sue W.Va. high court for violating open records law

Amy Harder | Freedom of Information | Quicklink | March 28, 2008
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March 28, 2008

The Associated Press announced it intends to sue the West Virginia Supreme Court for violating the state’s Freedom of Information Act.

AP claims the high court failed to comply with the law when it deemed e-mails, visitor logs and other records of Chief Justice Elliott Maynard were not subject to FOIA requests. The court did release information relating to other court employees.

Newspaper plans to sue university for violating state records law

Amy Harder | Freedom of Information | Feature | March 18, 2008
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March 18, 2008

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette intends to sue West Virginia University for violating its state open records law in three document requests the paper submitted to the school.

In a complaint the Post-Gazette sent to the university and the state attorney general, the newspaper said the school failed to respond in a timely manner to the requests, withheld some public documents entirely and redacted other information by intentionally misapplying exemptions under the law.

Bill seeks to restrict access to concealed weapons permit holders

Amy Harder | Freedom of Information | Quicklink | March 4, 2008
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March 4, 2008

The public may no longer be able to see the more than 2,800 names registered for concealed weapons licenses in Cabell County, W.Va., if a bill restricting this access makes it way through the state legislature.

Counties not fully compliant with FOI laws, audit finds

Freedom of Information | Feature | July 8, 2005
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July 8, 2005

Agencies must redact exempt information, release rest

Freedom of Information | Feature | June 30, 2004
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June 30, 2004

Supreme Court unseals DuPont legal memos in chemical suit

Secret Courts | Feature | May 26, 2004
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May 26, 2004

State high court restricts open records access from behind bars

Freedom of Information | Feature | November 18, 2003
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November 18, 2003

Newsroom search stopped before it started

Reporter's Privilege | Feature | October 30, 2003
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October 30, 2003

State high court closes access to police misconduct files

Freedom of Information | Feature | June 8, 2001
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June 8, 2001