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Missouri GOP Sues Ethics Commission

September 17th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Marshall Griffin, KWMU

ST. LOUIS, MO. (2007-09-17) The Missouri Republican Party has filed a lawsuit against the State Ethics Commission over its closed-door meeting in Jefferson City last week.

Members of the commission met in private for over an hour before voting to notify candidates that they may have to return campaign contributions that exceed reinstated limits.

The Missouri Supreme Court recently overturned a law that had listed campaign contribution caps.

Jared Craighead, Executive Director of the Missouri GOP, says they’re asking for a temporary restraining order against the Ethics Commission.

“(We want) to make sure that any action that was transacted in violation of the Sunshine Law be declared invalid. We want to make sure that if the MEC is going to take action, and they’re going to make public policy decisions that the public is entitled to hear and to participate in, that they do that in open session,” Craighead said. Read more…

Related:

MOGOP: GOP Lawsuit: Ethics Panel Blatantly Violated Missouri Sunshine Law

CDT Politics Blog: GOP files lawsuit over MEC decision

Tony Messenger: GOP, Schoeller sue over Sunshine

Ky3 Political Notebook: Missouri G.O.P. Challenges Ethics Commission Ruling With Lawsuit

AP: Republicans claim Ethics Commission violated Sunshine Law

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