Ozanne v. Fitzgerald: Haste Makes Waste

Ozanne v. Fitzgerald: Haste Makes Waste

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“What are the implications of the majority’s holding in Ozanne for future cases?  For one thing, we have seen that litigants in other states have raised the same absolutist separation of powers arguments adopted by the majority to challenge the power of the judiciary to enforce public records laws against the legislature.  It is likely that these same arguments also would support a challenge to the judicial enforcement of state ethics laws.  I can find no limiting principles in the majority decision that would prevent its use as precedent in these circumstances.”

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November 1, 2019