"Meeting Laws in Danger?"
Indianapolis attorney Dan Byron, who sits on the Indiana Coalition for Open Government board and also serves as general counsel for the Indiana Broadcasters Association, doesn't see this case [Avinash Ringra; Anna Monclova v. Frank D. Brown, et al., No. 06-51587, 5th Cir. 2009] getting in the way of public document or meeting access. But he does recognize the potential, if raised more generally. "They still have to go back to the court to examine this. Even under tighter scrutiny, if you're trying to subvert the statute or spirit of access law, it would still pass muster. So, I think there's no fear here about open meetings based on this."