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Friday, December 4, 2009

Jefferson County Violating First Amendment?

This story from the Port Townsend Leader describes the policy of the Jefferson County Commissioners to allow the public to speak at commissioner meetings ... except not to criticize county employees.

Tim Ford of the Attorney General's Office says this raises serious constitutional questions.

That's an understatement.

Jefferson County, by the way, is the home of the "pizza privacy" exemption from disclosure under the Public Records Act.