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By Jim Angell
Wyoming Press Association 

Press association comments on suit


Wyoming’s Supreme Court handed the state’s government agencies a tremendous opportunity recently.

The court ruled 3-2 on Nov. 30 that government agencies may charge members of the public a fee to simply look at public documents that exist only in an electronic form. Not to grab a copy and walk off, mind you. Wyoming’s laws have always allowed for a “reasonable” copying fee for someone wanting to get a hard copy of a document. The Supreme Court’s ruling would apply to anyone simply wanting to see, view or inspect an electronic document.

This ruling was a bit of a surprise coming...

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