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FOIA CASES
(2008-07-17)
(wgvu) - The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in
two Freedom of Information Act disputes affecting state
universities and when personal information can become public.
In one case decided yesterday, the court unanimously expanded
what is exempt from public disclosure by redefining information
"of a personal nature."
The court then used its new definition to uphold the University
of Michigan's rejection of a labor union's request for the home
addresses and telephone numbers of university employees.
A FOIA expert says the ruling is bad for the public, while the
court says it's worried about the safety of workers whose
information gets into the wrong hands.
The Supreme Court also reversed a lower court in a Michigan
State University FOIA dispute.
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