Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 2/15/2012 05:50:00 PM

Trade Secrets of the UCONN Huskies


We’ve reported on this previously here, but now the result (courtesy of the Hartford Courant):

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that the University of Connecticut’s donor list is a trade secret and not subject to easy access through a Freedom of Information request.

The court reasoned that UCONN spends resources to acquire the information and that other institutions could use that information to lure away dollars and loyalty from those on the list.

It’s the right result from the perspective of common sense, but common sense isn’t always on obvious display when dealing with state open records laws.

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