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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Reclaim The Records wins the Missouri Sunshine Law case!

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We filed a Missouri Sunshine Law suit against the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) in Cole County, Missouri on November 23, 2016. We submitted our Motion for Summary Judgment papers in late May 2019 (and you can read them here, here, here, and here). And on April 15, 2020 we won the records, we won attorneys fees, and we even won fines against the agency!
You can read the Judge's Order by clicking on the caption to this copy of the order below. The Judge's long order is a classic detailed explanation of exactly what is going on in the states that refuse to provide access to public records and do so basically to extract high fees from researchers.
This is not an isolated incident. You can find this sort of action by state and municipal governments all over the country. Please give a shout out to Reclaim the Records.

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