Media Groups File Brief In EDC Public Records Appeal
By Tyler Winik // December 30, 2014
Brief Outlines Reasons Why Circuit Court Judge John Dean Moxley’s Ruling Was Correct
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Fourteen organizations, representing more than 35 media outlets, filed an amicus curiae brief on Monday in support of the Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court in the public records appeal filed by the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Inc.
The brief outlines the group’s reasons as to why circuit court Judge John D. Moxley, Jr. was correct in determining the EDC and its records are subject to the Public Records Act.
The brief was filed on behalf of the Florida First Amendment Foundation; the Florida Press Association; the Florida Society of News Editors; the AP; the Bradenton Herald; the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting; Halifax Media Group, LLC; Miami Herald Media Company; Morris Communications Corporation; Orlando Sentinel Communications Company, LLC; Palm Beach Newspapers, LLC; Scripps Media, Inc.; Sun-Sentinel Company, LLC; and The Tampa Media Group, Inc.
The group is represented by attorney Andrea Flynn Mogensen of Sarasota.