Skip to comments.What You Can Learn From A Public Records Request At The State Legislature
Posted on 12/20/2012 11:21:08 AM PST by LSUfan
No, you wont learn what youre seeking to learn in the request itself. Dont be ridiculous. That will take months.
What youll learn is exactly how much effort the people with a legal duty to service the publics constitutional right to disclosure of public records will put into failing in that duty while concocting an excuse for that failure.
Yesterday, we went to court against Butch Speer, the clerk of the Louisiana House of Representatives, and Glenn Koepp, the secretary of the state Senate. Our business there was to secure a writ of mandamus against Speer and Koepp in order to force them to produce e-mail correspondence between State Reps. John Bel Edwards and Pat Smith and State Sens. Ben Nevers and Karen Carter Peterson on one side, and the four most prominent officials of the states teacher unions Steve Monaghan and Mary Patricia Wray from the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, and Joyce Haynes and Michael Walker Jones of the Louisiana Association of Educators on the other. We made that request because we were interested to see whether those teacher union bosses were, in fact, supplying the Democrat legislators in question with talking points or more than that to be used in the debate over Gov. Bobby Jindals education reforms.
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In a previous life I presided over the IT department of a $200 million per year company (I was not an IT expert, but IT came under me in the chain of command). Even back in 2001 we could produce this type of information in an expeditious manner to settle customer disputes and to handle compliance issues.
What these two assclowns are saying is total bullcrap...
I met the deadline.
I wonder if I could have shuffled my shoes in the same way and gotten away with it. Somehow, I doubt it.
No matter how long it takes for the sleaze balls to get the requested emails out, there will be no info in them that will make them look bad or culpable. They redact anything damning. Period. There is no way in Hades they would turn over anything like that. They will break the law further to ensure they do not comply.