July 5, 2016 Documents, FOIA, In The News, News

Kim Davis Violated Open Records Act, Attorney General Says

Photo: Pablo Alcala, Herald-Leader

By: John Cheves, Lexington Herald-Leader, 7/5/2016

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis violated the Kentucky Open Records Act by refusing to produce documents related to her legal battle last year against same-sex marriage, the state Office of the Attorney General said in an opinion released Tuesday.

Click here to view CfA’s response to the Attorney General’s opinion.

The Campaign for Accountability, a Washington nonprofit that says it works “to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life,” emailed Davis a records request on March 1 for retainer agreements and attorney-client engagement agreements between her and Liberty Counsel, the religious advocacy group that represented her after she was sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses.

Anne Weismann, the Campaign for Accountability’s executive director, said Tuesday that she wants to learn more about Liberty Counsel, which inserted itself into debates over same-sex marriage and transgender bathroom use in several states by volunteering to represent public officials.

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