FOIA

Virginia Attorney General Drops FOIA Exemption Claim

Republican Ken Cuccinelli is running for governor

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Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli II is dropping his assertion that the Office of the Attorney General is exempt from state public records laws, indicating in a statement Monday that he had asked staff attorneys to stop including the claim in their responses to requests for records from his office.

The office has never stopped responding to requests for documents, which a spokesman said Friday number in the hundreds each year.