Supreme Court: Va.'s information rule doesn't violate Constitution

04/30/2013 | National Law Journal (free registration), The

The Supreme Court has ruled that a Virginia statute that limits the right of access to public documents, giving such access only to people who live in the state, does not violate the Constitution. Opponents of the law had argued the law would have an adverse effect on the information industry. However, Justice Samuel Alito said that the information is accessible in other ways and that "Virginia neither prohibits access to an interstate market nor imposes burdensome regulations on that market."

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