In a message dated 3/21/02 2:37:59 AM Eastern Standard Time,
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> the PRL [Public Records Law] should be linked to state FOIA laws

Just curious about what is intended by the above statement. Specifically what
do you mean by "linked?" PRL covers "information," a term that is broader
than records in most laws that I know of.  Therefore, linking them might
hobble the FOIA law.  Federal FOIA and the Federal Records Acts are not
linked for that reason.  This has been standard court interpretation and the
House report on the 1996 revision of FOIA includes a note that explicitly
states that definitions in the FOIA and the Federal Records Act are

Perhaps you have a different meaning.

Ted Weir
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