Georgia AG withdraws motion to order blogger to take down erroneously released government documents

May 21, 2014

This is the case I blogged about Monday; today’s Daily Report reports:

The [Georgia] state Law Department has made an about-face in an open records fight: first asking a judge to order a blogger to remove four pages of government documents related to Georgia Perimeter College, then on Monday withdrawing the motion….

[Attorney General Sam] Olens was not aware that the motion was filed last week, said his spokeswoman, Lauren Kane. “Upon notice of the motion having been filed, the attorney general directed that the motion be withdrawn,” she said.

Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, a First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, and tort law, at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.
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