West Virginia

(1). How does the requester memorialize the refusal?

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E. Webcasting

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West Virginia

E. Confidential and/or non-confidential information

The Hudok court concluded that the reporters' qualified privilege applied equally to both confidential and non-confidential information obtained by the reporter in his/her newsgathering role.

H. Grand jury testimony by public employees.

The statute authorizes closed sessions for the discussion of "[a]ny official investigation or matters relating to crime prevention or law enforcement." (W. Va. Code § 6-9A-4(7)). Moreover, Rule 6 of the West Virginia Rules of Criminal Procedure mandates the confidentiality of all grand jury testimony — regardless of whether the witness is a public employee.

b. Notice requirements.

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D. Are segregable portions of records containing exempt material available?

Where a document contains a segregable combination of exempt and nonexempt material, the nonexempt portion should be disclosed. An example of this approach is found in Child Protection Group v. Cline, where the court held that information falling within the personal privacy exemption could be redacted and the document disclosed:

a. Individual agencies.

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