Booth Newspapers Inc. v. University of Michigan Board of Regents

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Booth Newspapers Inc.vs.University of Michigan Board of Regents
Number: 444 Mich. 211, 507 N.W.2d 422
Year: 1993
State: Michigan
Court: Michigan Supreme Court
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Travel expense records of members of a public body do not constitute "records of a personal nature," and are not subject to the privacy exemption. A public body may not withhold travel expense records because their disclosure might lead to information concerning the candidates interviewed by board members.
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Booth Newspapers Inc. v. University of Michigan Board of Regents was a 1993 case before Michigan Supreme Court.

Important precedents

To exempt information under the FOIA, § 13(1)(a), information must be of "personal nature," and disclosure of that information must constitute "clearly unwarranted" invasion of privacy. Travel expense records of members of a public body do not constitute "records of a personal nature."

The privacy exemption does not permit the withholding of information that conceivably could lead to the revelation of personal information. Therefore, a public body may not withhold travel expense records because their disclosure might lead to information concerning the candidates interviewed by board members.[1]

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References

  1. http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-17337_18160-51245--,00.html