Judge threatens imprisonment, suspension of LSU board of supervisors in presidential records case

From The Times-Picayune: A district judge in Baton Rouge ordered the LSU Board of Supervisors on Monday to turn over records related to the university’s presidential search, or face consequences that could include stopping all further court proceedings, suspending the board of supervisors, or imprisonment.

Saying “the court is very loathe to take these measures,” Judge Janice Clark told LSU’s lawyer that she “strongly urges and encourages your clients to comply” with her orders and turn over the records immediately.


Records in LSU presidential search not released

From SeattlePi.com:  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Louisiana news organizations are asking a judge to punish LSU’s Board of Supervisors for not releasing documents related the university’s presidential search.

Lori Mince is an attorney representing The Times-Picayune/NOLA Media Group and The Advocate newspaper. She filed a motion Friday asking Judge Janice Clark to find the supervisors in contempt of court.



Public-records bill defeated again

From DailyComet.com: BATON ROUGE — Siding with arguments offered by Gov. Bobby Jindal’s chief attorney, a House committee voted Tuesday to deny the general public greater access to records created and maintained by the governor’s office.

Records ranging from travel logs and emails to contracts and memorandums are currently protected from public review if they are part of the office’s “deliberative process.”