Thursday, October 17, 2013

State Supreme Court grants prior Governor's office request for shroud of secrecy

Channeling former President Nixon, the state Supreme Court today showed Washington State isn't that different from Washington D.C. after all by granting the Governor's office the claim of executive privilege to deny citizens access to public records. The decision stems from a Freedom Foundation lawsuit against former Governor Gregoire that argued her claim of executive privilege over nearly 500 records was a violation of the state's landmark public records law since there was no exemption from public disclosure in the law for the broad claim of executive privilege . . . READ MORE


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