|Case Forum:||Michigan Supreme Court|
|Keywords:||Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), exemptions, disclosure, public interest|
Don M. Schmidt | Miller, Canfield, Paddock, & Stone | 444 West Michigan Ave | Kalamazoo, MI 49007
The outcome of this case will significantly affect the ability of
Michigan Supreme Court:
|MSC requested LDF amicus brief?||No|
As part of the Board’s investigation into alleged overexpenditures for the president’s residence, in the summer of 2003, Jan Brandon, a member of the Board, requested a letter from University Vice President of Finance Patrick Doyle regarding the construction of the president’s house. In particular, Brandon desired to learn more about the University president’s role in the construction project. There was a controversy regarding construction costs, and the Board needed information to aid it in determining the appropriate course of action. Doyle’s letter, dated September 3, 2003, contained his candid appraisal of the conduct of the president regarding the construction.