Kilgore v. RW Page Corporation, 1991

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Kilgorevs.RW Page Corporation
Number: 261 Ga. 410
Year: 1991
State: Georgia
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Kilgore v. RW Page Corporation was a case before the Georgia Supreme Court in 1991 concerning open meetings laws.


Kilgore v. R. W. Page Corp., 261 Ga. 410 (1991) (Bell, J.): Trial court (Whisnant, J.) held that a coroner's inquest must be conducted in a manner open to the public. Affirmed. The Court held that coroner's inquest must be open under the Open Meetings Act. "[T]he Open Meetings Act does not by its terms exempt from its coverage meetings concerning a pending criminal investigation. ... Moreover, there is no provision in the Open Meetings Act granting this Court the authority to fashion a public-interest test for determining whether meetings required to be open by the Act should nevertheless be closed."[1]

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