The Verge report:

The Supreme Court just ruled that state government agencies are only required to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests (FOIAs) from residents of their state.

They can ignore all requests for information that come from outside their state’s borders, if that’s their state’s policy.

The unanimous decision came down in a case (McBurney v. Young) involving a man from California seeking tax information from Virginia, and another former Virginia resident who had moved to Rhode Island and wanted information related to his ex-wife’s failure to pay child support.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.