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Chambers of commerce can use public money without being subject to FOIA (access required)

Supreme Court ruling concerns public records advocates

  A divided South Carolina Supreme Court has overturned a trial judge’s ruling that the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is a public body under the state’s Freedom of Information Act—much to the dismay of some transparency advocates. “It certainly was a disappointment,” said Jay Bender, a Columbia media law attorney who filed an amicus ...

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