Persistent Ill. Newspaper Finally Gets Letter It Sought
Posted: 10/23/2012 | By: Douglas E. Lee | First Amendment Center
After generations of having their hopes dashed by immovable
bureaucrats, dismissive officials and deferential judges, advocates of
open government can hardly be blamed for being skeptical about the
effectiveness of freedom of information laws. As the recent Illinois
decision in Rock River Times v. Rockford Public School District shows, however, sometimes those laws actually work — at least in the end.