Comments on: Critics hit U.Va. Prof. Douglas Laycock with FOIA http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/ Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:59:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Stephen Carter on the Laycock affair - Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/comment-page-1/#comment-289663 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 00:00:03 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46102#comment-289663 […] Law’s Stephen Carter lacks patience for the start-a-conversation-by-FOIAing-someone’s-emails approach to academic […]

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By: OBQuiet http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/comment-page-1/#comment-288574 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:38:07 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46102#comment-288574 Scott Rose,

IN the same vein, would you be willing to make public all of your emails, notes and records of communication with any groups or individuals associated with any political or social advocacy?

If you have nothing to hide, we don’t need any law to convince you to cooperate, do we? Can we assume that if we don’t receive this in a timely manner, you are part of some conspiracy?

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By: Richard http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/comment-page-1/#comment-288571 Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:14:55 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46102#comment-288571 Generally the right to access public records does not require you to disclose your identity or purpose. The basic concept is that those records are open to inspection by members of the public at large. If the records do not exist, that information is provided to the requestor. Requests cannot require the public agency to create records, only to permit the inspection of records that exist.

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By: Melvin H. http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/comment-page-1/#comment-288181 Sat, 31 May 2014 05:52:55 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46102#comment-288181 Mr. Olson, I wonder–does the recipient of an FOIA request (a person, not necessarily a government department of a public college) have a chance to find out who is asking for those records, including who is backing those person(s) asking? And, what if some of those records being FOIA’d, such as personal emails from years in the past, no longer exist–what happens then?

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By: Raybury http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/comment-page-1/#comment-288079 Fri, 30 May 2014 21:04:17 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46102#comment-288079 @Scott Rose: I assume you take the same position with regard to Michael Mann’s UVA emails?

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By: If you want to understand the logic of an inquisition... - Overlawyered http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/comment-page-1/#comment-288021 Fri, 30 May 2014 14:30:03 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46102#comment-288021 […] this comment on our thread about activists’ FOIA-ing of University of Virginia professor Douglas […]

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By: Walter Olson http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/comment-page-1/#comment-288009 Fri, 30 May 2014 14:08:20 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46102#comment-288009 If you want to understand the logic of an inquisition, everyone, study Scott Rose’s comment just above.

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By: Scott Rose http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/comment-page-1/#comment-288001 Fri, 30 May 2014 13:40:13 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46102#comment-288001 That Laycock and/or the university would refuse to show the requestors the material they are requesting suggests that Laycock has something to hide, and that what he is hiding shows that he has been behaving unethically.

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By: FRC Blog » FREEDOM TO PROGRESSION vs. Freedom of Religion http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/comment-page-1/#comment-287859 Thu, 29 May 2014 21:21:45 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46102#comment-287859 […] Walter Olson chimes in: […]

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By: following up http://overlawyered.com/2014/05/student-activists-hit-prof-douglas-laycock-foia/comment-page-1/#comment-287590 Wed, 28 May 2014 17:57:41 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=46102#comment-287590 Re attorney-client communication: has Laycock never represented these groups before appellate courts, at least being on the brief?

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