Sunshine Q&A: How is the Open Records Act enforced?

Sometimes, obtaining public documents is not as simple as filing an open records request and waiting patiently while the request is processed. We hear from people every week who say they’re being stonewalled by government agencies. While the motivations for doing so are widely varied, we have a couple options, as citizens, for ensuring our request is treated fairly.

Today at Sunshine Q&A, Georgia First Amendment Executive Director Hollie Manheimer offers some insight for one person facing such a problem.



Sunshine Q&A is a complimentary service of the Transparency Project of Georgia and the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, a federal 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  These opinions are those of Hollie Manheimer, Executive Director of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, but should not be construed as legal advice. Please consult your own attorney for individual legal advice. Submit your questions about open government here.

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