Federation for American Immigration Reform v. Prince George’s County
IRLI sued Prince George’s County, Maryland for refusing to comply with its client’s, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), open records law request for documents related to CASA de Maryland, Inc. and the county’s expenditure of funds on day labor programs and illegal aliens. According to the Maryland Code, all persons are entitled to have access to information about the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and employees. MD. Code Ann., State Gov’t § 10-612(a) (2007). Also, Prince George’s County was required to grant or deny this request within 30 days of receiving the request, which it did not. Due to the lawsuit, Prince George’s County complied with the law and released the documents requested by FAIR.