North Carolina: Should you be able to see your lawmakers’ correspondence? A judge will decide.


The ACLU and a Kitty Hawk resident have asked a Wake County judge to order a North Carolina lawmaker to release correspondence to and from her office about a plastic bag ban.

Kitty Hawk resident Craig Merrill and the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina sued state Rep. Beverly Boswell, a Dare County Republican, in January.

They accused her of violating the state’s public records laws, after Merrill’s requests for information about who she had corresponded with about the plastic bag ban went unmet for more than nine months. Read more…