Here is a list of major FOIA court decisions and their effect on the Oregon Public Records Law.
|Davis v. Walker
||This case established that, if an agency can't substantiate its charges, than its charges are by definition unreasonable.
|Gray v. Salem-Keizer School District
|In Defense of Animals v. OHSU
|Mail Tribune v. Michael Winters
|Marks v. McKenzie High School Fact Finding Team
||This case established a number of important precedents:
- It established the following criteria to be considered when determining if a private entity is a public body:
- The entity's origin.
- The function the entity performs.
- The entity's authority, (advisory or decision-making).
- The level of government funding.
- The level of government control.
- If the officers and employees of the entity are also government officials.
- Extra weight needs to be placed on an entities authority and its capacity to directly alter law and policy as opposed to functioning in a strictly advisory capacity.
|McEwan v. Holm
||A requestor's purpose in asking for a record is irrelevant.