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Lawmaker Moves to Halt Reverse FOIA Suits by Government

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· Story link A Washington state lawmaker wants to block government agencies from suing taxpayers to block suits for access…

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A Washington state lawmaker wants to block government agencies from suing taxpayers to block suits for access to government records. Rep. Brendan Williams responded to the Spokane School District’s suit against the Spokesman-Review to keep it from seeking records on the death of a 9-year-old student: “It’s outrageous for governments to sue the governed in order to maintain secrecy.” (1/17/08)