Is the Sunshine Law Absurd?

8 01 2009

In Florida (and many other states) there is a state law known as the Sunshine Law. According the the law, “every person has been granted the Constitutional right to inspect or copy any public record with some exemptions, and the Sunshine Law provides a right of access to government proceedings at both the state and local levels.” [http://myfloridalegal.com/sunshine]

My opinion is that this is an Absurd NOT Law. Every state should have one. There should be total access to state records with a few exceptions. Safeguards have to be in place to protect minors of course and the privacy of personal information.

At the federal level there is an equivalent known as the Sunshine Act. ‘every portion of every meeting of an agency shall be open to public observation.’ 5 U.S.C. 552b(b) [wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_in_the_Sunshine_Act%5D

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