A decision made by the S.C. Supreme Court Wednesday made national headlines ... if you’re a journalist, that is. There’s a great blog maintained by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ, of which I’m a member) called FOI FYI. The blog -- maintained by SPJ intern and freelance writer Kara Hackett -- published a pretty good summary of the court’s reversal of a Richland County court case that originally ruled that the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) violated the S.C. Association of School Administrators’ (SCASA) First Amendment rights. In the original case, Rocky Disabato, a Charleston-area radio personality, sent SCASA a FOIA request for “all emails, letters, memos, documents and other records” SCASA had that “discuss both the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and Governor Mark Sanford, including but not limited to any references to the lawsuit filed by your organization against Gov.
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