ADTA Member Ed Birk is in the News


ADTA member Ed Birk, Marks Gray, P.A., Jacksonville, FL 

"In this month’s  Marks Gray e-newsletter, we discuss what constitutes an unreasonable delay in obtaining public records, the importance of the new rule requiring lobbyists to register, and my recent News4Jax TV interview.

As always, thank you for your readership, support, and referrals, and call me if you have first amendment, public records, or any news media related questions."

- Edward L. Birk

Court Rules 50-Mile Drive Not an ‘Unreasonable Delay’Florida is well-known throughout the country for its Sunshine Law, which is intended to ensure public access without unreasonable delay to public records received or created by our government. A recent Florida case looked at whether having to drive 50 miles was an unreasonable delay in obtaining some public records.
It was an appeal of a 2011 case that looked at one of Florida’s 20 state attorneys’ policy of making people travel to his Live Oak office to access public records.

Did the policy cause a delay for a resident of Lake City some 25 miles away? If so, was that delay justified? 

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