The Georgia Constitution provides that “[p]ublic officers are the trustees and servants of the people and are at all times amenable to them” a provision now embodied in the Act, particularly at O.C.G.A. § 50-18-71, that Georgia’s chief justice famously called “no empty phrase, but an obligation that is enforceable in a court of law.” Davis v. City of Macon, 262 Ga. 407, 419 S.E.2d 483 (1992) (Weltner, C.J., concurring).
“A written request should identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the agency to ascertain which records are being requested.” 65 Pa. Con. Stat. § 67.703. The requester must identify a “discrete” group of documents either by type or recipient. SeeOffice of the D.A. v. Bagwell, 155 A.3d 1119, 1143 (Pa. Cmmw. 2017), reconsideration denied (Apr. 12, 2017), appeal denied sub nom.Office of D.A. v. Bagwell, 174 A.3d 560 (Pa. 2017) (finding that a request for “all e-mails, memos and letters” exchanged between a district attorney and city office during a 15-month period was sufficiently specific).