Judge rejects Arkansas attorney general's request to stop ruling striking down part of FOI

Submitted by LDieringer on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 12:22pm

From The Republic:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A western Arkansas judge has refused a request from Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to review a ruling against part of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, a move likely to send the case to the state Supreme Court.

Sebastian County Circuit Judge James Cox said in a brief letter Tuesday that he didn't see the need to temporarily halt the effect of his Oct. 4 ruling declaring that the criminal penalty of the state sunshine law was unconstitutional.