Sunday, June 29, 2008

FOIA and Supreme Court: Taylor v. Sturgell, 553 U.S. 2008. Briefly Noted

Taylor v. Sturgell, 553 U.S. 2008 gets reviewed in Case Report - US Supreme Court revives FOI request precluded as res judicata:

"The Supreme Court’s decision does not turn on the specific nature of a public right of access, though it did reject an argument that the second requester had a reduced interest in controlling the first reqeuster’s litigation because a duty to disclose is “owed the public generally.” It said, that notwithstanding the general public interest in access to government records, a grant of relief under the FOIA is personal."