Law Professor Says State Board Members Probably Didn't Violate FOIA

Apr 27, 2016

On Tuesday, we aired an interview with Camille Edmison, the attorney suing the State Board of Education for alleged Freedom of Information  Act  violations. The suit claims a series of e-mails between board members, which resulted in the cancelation of a public review of charter school expansions in Little Rock last month, constituted a public meeting and a FOIA violation. 

Today, we hear from University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Bowen School of Law professor Robert Steinbuch, who says the exchange was about scheduling and likely did not constitute a FOIA violation. He explained how state FOIA rules have shifted to address the use of e-mail by public bodies.