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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Judge Sues to Block Release of Public Records

The Tacoma News-Tribune reports that a Federal Way Municipal Court judge is suing to block release of a report about allegations of a hostile working environment at the court. The Tacoma News-Tribune is seeking the records. Why?

"'This is basically a case of an allegation of inappropriate conduct by public officials,' said David Zeeck, executive editor of The News Tribune. 'When the taxpayers spend money to investigate, I think they’re entitled to see the results – good or bad.'"