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NC Court of Appeals Delivers Massive Win for Access Advocates, Clarifies Attorneys’ Fees Statute in Gray Media v. City of Charlotte

A North Carolina appeals court has reaffirmed that records produced by government officials and stored with private contractors are the property of the people and subject to the North Carolina Public Records Act. In Gray Media v. City of Charlotte, the North Carolina Court of Appeals unanimously held that the city violated the public records […]

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N.C. Appeals Court Strengthens Fair Report Privilege

Note: N.C. Open Government Coalition board member Amanda Martin contributed this post. Martin serves as counsel for the North Carolina Press Association and Supervising Attorney for the First Amendment Law Clinic at Duke University. The N.C. Court of Appeals handed down some very good news for journalists this month. The case arose after the arrest

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