February 05, 2013

Baltimore Sun quotes Seth Rosenthal on racial profiling records ruling

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Venable partner Seth Rosenthal was quoted in a February 4, 2013 Baltimore Sun article on the Maryland Court of Appeals ruling ordering the Maryland State Police to release records of racial profiling complaints. Since many of the records contain personal information and names, the court ruled the records could be released under the Maryland Public Information Act as long as the personal information was redacted.

Commenting on the ruling, Rosenthal cautioned that the state attorney’s general office, who represented the Maryland State Police, might not give in so easily to the court’s order. “They could say, 'OK, we're done,’” Rosenthal said. “Or they could say, 'Hey listen, that NAACP case only relates to that kind of record at issue there.’”