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.