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The public purpose of our \'professors\' email\' FOIA request

April 4, 2011

An explanation piece is offered regarding the Mackinac Center for Public Policy request for public documents under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University were recipients of the recent FOIA request. The Capitol Confidential editor Ken Braun wrote: "We typically do not comment on the purpose of these FOIAs until we see the results, but in the case of the FOIA we submitted last week to three public university labor departments, we have decided to respond to what has become a national debate over whether we - or anyone - should be asking for such information at all."