Casey Cagle’s dream is now a reality.

You can almost see those championship trophies lining the wall in Butts-Mehre now, can’t you?

Georgia’s public college athletic associations now have far more time to respond to open records requests under legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Nathan Deal despite an uproar from First Amendment advocates.

The legislation, Senate Bill 323, allows the athletic departments at UGA, Georgia Tech and other state colleges to wait 90 days before responding to Open Records Act requests. Athletic associations, like all state agencies, previously had three days to acknowledge the requests.

Deal’s office did not immediately comment on his decision to sign the legislation.

Thereby proving that Deal is the only smart one in the bunch on this.

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9 responses to “Casey Cagle’s dream is now a reality.

  1. Normaltown Mike

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  2. Otto

    Deal is waiting to respond after 90 days?

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  3. Derek

    Look at the sugar falling out of the sky!

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  4. Will (The Other One)

    Given their history for lying and cheating, the real question is how will the NATS use this new cheating tool?

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  5. 81Dog

    I guess I’m the only one who doesn’t see this as the end of the world, though it certainly seems like a dumb idea. Good reporters are still going to get information from inside sources, and is it really a crushing burden on democracy that FOI requests get filled after 90 days, rather than a few days or a week? I’m sure the former ink stained wretches of the fourth estate see themselves as a combination of Woodward, Bernstein, Joan of Arc and Batman, but I see this more as an annoyance to them than a barrier. Suck it up, ink stained wretches. Get up and get out of your office, and go do some actual interviews. They didn’t find Deep Throat by filing FOI requests from their air conditioned newsroom, did they?

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  6. SouthGaDawg

    If this makes Jeff Schultz and Mark Bradley mad, I’m all for it.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    I suppose there’s plenty to dislike about this law, but it doesn’t have anything to do with the first amendment.

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  8. Will

    Limited government and transparency:Lengthy Freedom of Information Act requests::Snow:Hell

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  9. Debby Balcer

    We had a lawsuit filed yesterday in the town that i live in for violations of the FOIA. The city council was conducting government in executive sessions in order to hide what they were doing. While this seems like a nothing rule to some of you watching elected officials hide their illegal actions and the FOIA being the only way to bring that to light makes the law more egregious to me. Hopefully there will never be a need to use the law to uncover something lije that at UGA.

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