FOIA request for FRC and Tony Perkins communications

Brett Barrouquere filed this request with the Office of Attorney General of Texas.
Tracking #

19-51192

Status
Completed

Communications

From: Brett Barrouquere


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

any and all public records documenting communication between of Anthony Richard “Tony” Perkins and the Family Research Council and the Texas Attorney General's Office between January 10, 2013 and the present.

Please construe this request to include emails, memos, messages, note and text messages (if available).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Brett Barrouquere 334-956-8234

From: Office of Attorney General

January 17, 2019

Mr. Brett Barrouquere
MuckRock
requests@muckrock.com
VIA E-MAIL ONLY

RE: Public Information Request No. 19-51192

Dear Mr. Barrouquere:

This e-mail is in response to your public information request to the Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”), received by the OAG on January 8, 2019. A copy of your request follows this e-mail.

The OAG has reviewed its files and has located the attached documents that are responsive to your request. Although the Public Information Act allows a governmental body to charge for copying documents, the attached documents are being provided to you at no charge.

Please note the OAG has redacted personal e-mail addresses from the attached documents pursuant to section 552.137 of the Government Code and the previous determination issued by the Open Records Division. See Open Records Decision No. 684 (2009) (governmental bodies may withhold certain information without necessity of requesting decision from Open Records Division).

The OAG has also redacted account numbers that are confidential under section 552.136 of the Government Code. Because our office is prohibited by law from releasing this information to you, we have removed it from the attached documents. Normally, we must request a ruling from the Open Records Division before we can withhold information. However, section 552.136 allows us to withhold this specific information without requesting a ruling from the Open Records Division. You have the right to appeal our decision to withhold this information from you. Instructions for appeal are attached. If you do not want to appeal, you do not need to do anything else. Please note that we are only withholding a specific category of information that is confidential under section 552.136.

If you have any questions, please contact me at publicrecords@oag.texas.gov.<mailto:publicrecords@texasattorneygeneral.gov.>

Sincerely,

Kyle Gavit
Public Information Coordinator’s Office
Office of the Attorney General

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