Ken Klippenstein

I received a denial in response to request I filed in Virginia, on grounds that I’m not a Virginia resident. Are there exemptions for reporters?

John Hawkinson

No.

Refer to the Supreme Court’s April 2013 decision in McBurney v. Young, No. 12-17. See http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/mcburney-v-young/. McBurney held that non-Virginia residents do not have the right to file state FOIA requests under Virginia’s FOIA law.

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