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Ohio Attorney General Seeks Records Relating to Parent Surveillance

On March 4, 2022, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined thirteen other state attorneys general in suing the Biden Administration for failing to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests seeking communications leading up to a controversial October 4, 2021 United States Attorney General memorandum calling for the surveillance of parents who allegedly threatened, intimidated, and/or harassed school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff based upon the views held by these public officials on divisive ideologies, including critical race theory. The memorandum was issued in response to a National School Boards Association letter arguing such threats were a form of “domestic terrorism.”

To read the Ohio Attorney General press release, click here.

To read the Freedom of Information Act requests, click here.

To read the United States Attorney General memorandum, click here.

To read the complaint, click here.

Authors: Matthew John Markling and the McGown & Markling Team.

Note: This blog entry does not constitute – nor does it contain – legal advice. Legal jurisprudence is like the always-changing Midwestern weather. As a result, this single blog entry cannot substitute for consultation with a McGown & Markling attorney. If legal advice is needed with respect to a specific factual situation, please feel free to contact a McGown & Markling attorney.

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