Boise Weekly Loses Open Records Decision

march 21, 2007  08:40 am
The alt-weekly's request for documents regarding violations at a private psychiatric facility was set back yesterday, Boise Weekly reports. Late last year, the newspaper and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare started looking into allegations against Intermountain Hospital and requested the relevant documents under the Idaho Open Records Act. Shortly thereafter, the facility won a temporary restraining order from District Judge Joel Horton that sealed all the records, which was upheld yesterday by Judge Michael McLaughlin. Publisher Sally Freeman says the paper is not yet sure if it will appeal the decision.