March 25, 2005

Public Servants?

Why are these people even in office?

North Carolina cities and other government agencies are pursuing the authority to sue citizens who ask to see public records.

Lawyers for local governments and the University of North Carolina are talking about pushing for a new state law.

That law would allow pre-emptive lawsuits against citizens, news organizations and private companies to clarify the law when there is a dispute about providing records or opening meetings.

I can think of only one reason for public records not to be disclosed: they contains personal information that should not be released without an individuals consent. Anything else should be provided right now accompanied by a bow and a "May I help you with anything else?"

Via Politech.

Posted by Steve on March 25, 2005

So what's the problem? Maybe the government has a very good reason for not--

Oh, wait... there's that 'constitution' thing, isn't there? Hmmm...

Neocons unite and sing along... "No more constitution! No more constitution!"

Posted by Bob Church at March 26, 2005 5:36 AM

The news gets scarier everyday! I'm surprised my head still sits firmly on my neck, as I shake it in disbelief so often.

Posted by Donna at March 26, 2005 7:16 PM

Creeping Fascism at its finest.

Posted by fiat lux at April 1, 2005 12:00 PM
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