Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Maine court rejects papers' bid for tribal records

AP reports (via Editor & Publisher) that Maine's highest court has rejected newspapers' request under the state Freedom of Access Act to obtain access to Passamaquoddy documents and meetings about a proposed $500 million liquefied natural gas terminal on tribal land. In its meetings to discuss the LNG terminal, the tribe was acting as a for-profit business rather than as a governmental body, the court said.

The full text of the opinion is here.

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