Mackinac Center Vindicated on FOIA Requests

Op-Ed: Washington Post 'erred'

Freedom of Information Act requests the Mackinac Center filed against labor studies departments at three Michigan universities were a fair use of the law and the Center was ultimately vindicated, according to an Op-Ed in The Washington Post written by President Joseph G. Lehman and Senior Editor Thomas A. Shull.

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The Op-Ed was written in response to an earlier Post editorial critical of the Center after filing FOIA requests with Wayne State University, Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.

The evidence shows that The Post has erred, but the general rush to judgment about the use of open-records laws with public universities illustrates why defending the laws remains as challenging and important as ever,” Lehman and Shull wrote.