FOIA

Illinois
6:53 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Salaita Files FOIA Lawsuit Against U Of I

Credit twitter.com/stevesalaita

A professor whose job offer was rescinded by the University of Illinois is suing the school. Steven Salaita’s anti-Israel comments didn’t sit well with U of I trustees.

Salaita claims the University stonewalled attempts to access emails sent to and from key administrative figures regarding pressure from the school’s donors and the Board of Trustees.

The professor claims the University has violated Illinois' Freedom of Information Act by not providing the requested emails, claiming the inquiry "unduly burdensome."

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Courts
7:24 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Court sides with news media in FOIA ruling

A court ruling has been issued in connection with Illinois' Freedom of Information Act. At question is whether text messages city council members send each other during open meetings are public record. A judge says they are.

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