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Friday, April 25, 2008

"The Duh Defense"

The Spokesman-Review writes this great editorial on the requirement in Idaho law that a person "knowingly" violate the state's open meetings laws before a violation can be found. The editorial provides an illustration of the process for determining a violation of Idaho's law:

"Did you know you must post a notice 24 hours before holding an executive session?"

"No way! Really?"

"Did you know that specific reasons for holding a closed session must be stated in advance?"

"News to me!"

"OK. Case closed."