FOIA

Supreme Court to Review Law Barring Non-Virginia Residents from FOIA Requests

Case brought up by Rhode Island man divorced and seeking custody of child in Virginia

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Non-Virginian citizens who have been barred from accessing public records from Virginia agencies will take their fight to the Supreme Court.     

Mark McBurney currently lives in Rhode Island, but he was divorced in Virginia and filed for child custody and child support there. After the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement took nine months to file a child-support petition on his behalf, he asked the department to reveal how it processed his petition and why the delay occurred.