Mississippi auditor wants secret court proceedings in public records case; Sun Herald objects

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From Sun Herald: State Auditor Stacey Pickering has sent a secret memorandum to the judge in a public records lawsuit filed by the Sun Herald, but the newspaper objects to any consideration of the document.

Chancery Court Judge Jennifer Schloegel declared DMR records the auditor seized in January are public and must be copied for the Sun Herald. However, Auditor Stacey Pickering whisked off the records to Jackson, under federal grand jury subpoena, before the judge's orders could be followed.

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