~~~~~ Illustration via Cool Justice Report
Commission orders Region 10
to produce copies of legal bills
The commission also ruled that it was wrong for the district to initially deny a request for a copy of the write-in votes for Doninger
Sat., May 24, 2008
The state Freedom of Information Commission has ruled that the Region 10 School District must produce uncensored copies of legal bills related to the case of Lewis Mills High School senior Avery Doninger, who has sued the district for preventing her from running for class office because she called administrators names on her blog.
The commission ruled that the bills do not contain privileged attorney communications and must be turned over to Litchfield author Andy Thibault. The commission also ruled that it was wrong for the district to initially deny a request for a copy of the write-in votes for Doninger. The district eventually produced the ballots.
The commission ruled that the district did not violate the law in regard to other requests from Thibault for records that either did not exist or it did not have access to. Thibault has helped raise money for Doninger, who sued the district in 2007 for violations of her First Amendment rights.
Doninger lost her federal claim and has appealed.
Freedom Of Information Report.
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