Press Release: The Idaho Press Club on Wednesday filed a motion for an order of contempt of court against Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who has not released public documents, as ordered by the court.By Press Release • September 30, 2021
The following Press Release was sent out by the Idaho Press Club. Note: Press Releases are sent by campaigns, companies, and organizations and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Idaho Dispatch.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from the Idaho Press Club
It is truly unfortunate that this case has reached the point that we are compelled to file a petition for contempt of court against the lieutenant governor.Advertisement
This case never should have reached the court to begin with, as the lieutenant governor clearly should have released the public records upon request, and her refusal to do so was a violation of the state of Idaho’s public records law.
That position was supported by the court with clear and direct language. Not only was the lieutenant governor ordered to release all of the public records, but she was ordered to pay all attorney fees and court costs and was issued a civil fine of $750 for violating the public records law.
However, the lieutenant governor continues to refuse to release the public records, in defiance of the court order.Advertisement
Meanwhile, draft legislation is being formulated as a result of the work of the Education Task Force examining indoctrination in public education. The records in question, the feedback form to the task force, could have a bearing on that legislation. Without full disclosure of those records, the task force is operating in secrecy, formulating public policy outside the public view, which is exactly what Idaho’s public records and open meetings laws seek to prevent.
Filing a petition for contempt of court, though regrettable, is our next available recourse for resolution in this matter.
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6 thoughts on “Press Release: The Idaho Press Club on Wednesday filed a motion for an order of contempt of court against Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, who has not released public documents, as ordered by the court.”
There may be no end to the Idaho Press Club’s pettiness, eh boys?
Fake News never misses a chance to try to take down a Republican
You rinos can smear her all you want, MY VOTE STAYS ! And that goes for Priscilla Giddings as well !
Hey Gerald, will you still be for her when you find out she cheated on her husband? It’s true. Ask her yourself.
It’s as if you’d think there was some conspiracy to take down anyone who questions the Uniparty
Janice has their heads spinning.