McBurney v. Young - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 4-29-13 featuring Christopher Green
April 29, 2013Christopher R. Green
To listen, please right click on the audio file you wish to hear and then select "Save Link As..." or "Save Target As..." After you save the audio file to your computer, you can then listen to it in your audio player of choice.
McBurney v. Young - Post-Decision SCOTUScast - MP3
Running Time: 00:06:11
On April 29, 2013 the Supreme Court announced its decision in McBurney v.Young. The question in the case was whether Virginia's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) violates the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV and the dormant Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution by declining to grant citizens of other states the right of access to public records that Virginia affords its own citizens.
In an unanimous opinion delivered by Justice Alito, the Court held that Virginia’s FOIA does not violate the Privileges and Immunities Clause or the dormant Commerce Clause. Justice Thomas filed a concurring opinion.
To discuss the case, we have Christopher Green, who is a professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law and currently visiting at the University of San Diego School of Law.
[Return to the SCOTUScast menu]
|McBurney v. Young - Post-Argument SCOTUScast|
|Opinion - April 29, 2013 (PDF)|
|Oral Argument Transcript - February 20, 2013 (PDF)|