Sunday, September 17, 2017

manacles for the masses

The brazenness of authoritarianism gains traction:
Government bodies are increasingly turning the tables on citizens who seek public records that might be embarrassing or legally sensitive. Instead of granting or denying their requests, a growing number of school districts, municipalities and state agencies have filed lawsuits against people making the requests - taxpayers, government watchdogs and journalists who must then pursue the records in court at their own expense.
Is Kim Jong-un running for president in 2020? If the Democrats shoot themselves in the foot again, he can run as a liberal against Texas or whatever. :)

1 comment:

  1. The basis of these suits are claiming what? Damages that haven't happened yet? Protecting the privacy of public institutions? I can't imagine even the sleaziest lawyer filing such a claim on behalf of anyone, or a judge not throwing it out as baseless and a waste of the courts time.