”Even though court records in adult criminal cases are presumptively open in this country, searching for such records … by the type of crime charged or over a range of dates is prohibited,” Max Kautsch writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
”The Kansas Coalition for Open Government believes that establishing written Brady/Giglio policies is essential to promoting transparency and accountability in law enforcement,” Max Kautsch writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
”Kansans have given you the responsibility to serve as the state’s primary enforcer of open government laws,” Max Kautsch writes in this open letter to Kris Kobach.
”Ruling in ways that enforce that law against some agencies and not others, particularly when the agency charged with enforcing the law refuses to apply it internally, shakes public confidence in government,” Max Kautsch writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
”It is reasonable for the public to expect not only that the office fairly enforces (open records and open meeting) laws, but also that it follows them,” Max Kautsch writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
“Hayden’s use of KORA may set a harmful precedent whereby a law enforcement agency could designate any activity it chooses as a ‘criminal investigation’ …That keeps the public in the dark about questionable expenditures of taxpayer dollars on the activity,” Max Kautsch writes in this column.
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KORA’s guiding precept is that it “shall be liberally construed to promote” the state’s policy that government records be reasonably available to the public. Unfortunately, in recently ruling on a KORA complaint filed by Kansas Reflector, Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office did the opposite, Max Kautsch writes.
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