Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

CFOIC/ACLU brief: Court of Appeals must not restrict legal standing to file open meetings lawsuits

Denying a Pagosa Springs lawyer legal standing to sue a school district because he doesn’t live within its boundaries “would drastically and substantively alter the protections” of the Colorado Open Meetings Law, not only for him, “but for all persons,” the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado say in a court filing.

Colorado House bill lets governments label records requesters as ‘vexatious,’ take longer to comply with requests, withhold records that ‘invade’ privacy

Records custodians would have the power to deem someone a “vexatious requester” and bar that person from obtaining public records for 30 working days under a bill introduced in the Colorado House that also lets government entities take longer to fill most requests made under the Colorado Open Records Act.