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8. Judicial remedies available.

The Freedom of Information Act specifically authorizes declaratory and injunctive relief. These same remedies are available if the records are sought under a common law right of access or the constitutional open courts mandate, and the complaint should invoke all applicable bases for relief.

4. Personally identifying information.

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b. Bodies whose members include governmental officials.

The FOIA does not specifically apply to nongovernmental bodies whose members include governmental officials, unless the body "is created by state or local authority or . . . is primarily funded by the state or local authority." W. Va. Code § 29B-1-2(3).

1. Interviews for public employment.

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5. Service of police or other administrative subpoenas

Although there are no cases directly discussing special criteria for issuance of an administrative subpoena to a journalist, generally speaking, there are special rules regarding the use and service of other administrative subpoenas. Regarding the use of such subpoenas, the subject or target of an administrative subpoena has an opportunity to challenge the subpoena before yielding that information. In the course of that resistance, privileges, privacy rights and the unreasonableness of an administrative subpoena are available defenses against enforcement of the subpoena. State ex rel.

E. Sexual assault issues

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2. County.

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11. Mug shots.

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C. Trials

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