Government Is Free To Snoop On You, But You Can’t Snoop On Government

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By William Maurer (Forbes)

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a little-noticed decision that will seriously undermine government transparency.  InMcBurney v. Young, the Court held that Virginia may deny out-of-state residents access to government documents it makes available to Virginia residents.  In reaching this decision, the Court held that there is no “fundamental right” for Americans to access the records of any government, state, local or federal…More

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