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Here is a list of major FOIA court decisions and their effect on the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.
(The cases are listed alphabetically. To order them by year please click the icon to the right of the Year heading)


" Year Precedent
Quality Towing Inc. v. City of Myrtle Beach 2001 This case established that committees designed to advise public bodies on any subject relating to a public function are in fact performing a public function and are thus subject to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act.
Weston v. Carolina Research and Development Foundation 1991 This case established a number of important precedents:
  1. Expanded what can be considered public funding to include University Foundations.
  2. Rejected the notion that common law practices separating public and private could be used to override FOIA policy.

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