Georgia Supreme Court rules for Atlanta Progressive News

By Maria Saporta

This story has been updated to include a response from the Atlanta City Council.

It’s a David versus Goliath story — Atlanta style.

On Monday, Matthew Cardinale, news editor of the Atlanta Progressive News website, won a case in the Georgia Supreme Court against the City of Atlanta.

Cardinale, who is not an attorney, filed a case against the Atlanta City Council for failing disclose which council representatives voted for and against an action at a retreat in February 2010. He argued that not disclosing those names was in violation of Georgia’s Open Meetings Act.

To read the ruling, click here.