Editorial: Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt grants a license to secrecy

With a preposterous opinion, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has created an opportunity for each and every state employee to operate behind a curtain of secrecy.

It is OK to conduct public business on private e-mail accounts, the attorney general said. And the correspondence need not be subject to the Kansas Open Records Act.

The implications of this flawed logic are breathtaking. Schmidt is encouraging all public officials in Kansas to follow Hillary Clinton’s disgraceful example as U.S. secretary of state and use private email addresses to keep important business out of the public eye. Continue>>>