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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sunshine Week: Newspaper Joins Open Meetings Suit

The (Longview) Daily News will be joining the Center for Justice's open meetings enforcement case against the Port of Longview. Cal FitzSimmons, editor of The Daily News, said:

"We believe the port commissioners clearly acted illegally with this back-room appointment. ... If they had simply acknowledged their mistake it would be easier to understand their error and expect such things not to happen again. However, the commissioners and their legal counsel have made it clear they do not understand or respect open meetings laws. So, we can't be assured they will act appropriately in the future."

Note: Allied Law Group represents The Daily News and Center for Justice in the Port of Longview case so we will not comment on it in og-blog.