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Democrat Controlled Commission Ignores Law | Missouri Political News Service

Democrat Controlled Commission Ignores Law

August 13th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Where’s the outrage? 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — From city councils to county commissions to Missouri’s numerous executive branch boards, there is a common denominator in the way they conduct the people’s business.

It’s called the Sunshine Law.

It works like this: The public must be given notice of the time, place and agenda for their meetings, which shall be open for all to attend and can be closed only for certain sensitive topics, such as discussions about lawsuits and personnel matters. Their records also are public, with a few limitations.

But as has been recently highlighted, that is not the case for the Appellate Judicial Commission, a seven-member panel that screens candidates for the state Supreme Court and recommends three names from whom the governor can choose.

In recommending a successor for Supreme Court Judge Ronnie White, the judicial selection commission gave no public notice of its meetings, which occurred in secret, and has refused requests to publicly release its records.

Where is the outrage from the Democrats and liberal bloggers who are so concerned about upholding the law? Maybe they’re with the ones who remained quiet on the Jeff Smith casino debacle.



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