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Wyoming Supreme Court: OK to charge to see public records


December 1, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) — In a split decision Wednesday, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled public agencies may charge people seeking to inspect electronic records for the cost of computer programming and other requirements to compile the information

By a ruling of 3-to-2, the court denied an appeal from the Wyoming Tribune Eagle newspaper. It had appealed a lower court ruling that upheld the 2014 actions of Laramie County School District No. 1 in refusing to turn over copies of email communications from school board members unless the newspaper paid the costs of compiling them on a disc.

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