Missouri attorney general candidate fights records request

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, August 13 2015 Aug 13, 2015 Thursday, August 13, 2015 11:06:34 AM CDT August 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri law professor and Republican candidate for attorney general has argued his emails and other work documents aren't subject to state open records laws.

Emails provided Wednesday to The Associated Press show University of Missouri School of Law associate professor Josh Hawley argued his records weren't subject to the Sunshine Law.

Hawley said if elected attorney general he planned to "vigorously" enforce the law as it's written. The attorney general is responsible for enforcing compliance with state open records laws.

Emails from Hawley to university attorneys were provided to AP by former Republican state Rep. Kevin Elmer. He requested the information from the university along with years of Hawley's emails and documents from Hawley's work computer.

Hawley faces a likely GOP primary with Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer of Columbia.

 

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