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posted Friday, July 8, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 28
Kim Davis is in trouble again

She violated Open Records Act, AG says
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Kim Davis is in trouble again

She violated Open Records Act, AG says

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

Kim Davis, once the darling of the anti-marriage equality set, is in trouble with the law again.

According to Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, Davis violated the state's Open Records Act by refusing to produce documents from her 2015 legal battle against marriage equality.

The records - which include details of her relationship with Liberty Counsel, the group that offered her legal representation - were requested March 1 by the Campaign for Accountability.

Anne Weismann, the Campaign for Accountability's executive director, said on July 5 that she wanted to learn more about Liberty Counsel, which inserted itself into debates over same-sex marriage and Transgender bathroom use in several states by volunteering to represent public officials.

Responding for Davis, Liberty Counsel refused to comply with the records request. Among the legal exemptions it cited, Liberty Counsel said the documents requested are preliminary and therefore do not have to be disclosed, and they are private rather than public.

The Campaign for Accountability then appealed to the attorney general, whose rulings on the Open Records Act carry the weight of law in Kentucky.

In May, the attorney general's office asked to review the documents in private so it could decide whether the exemptions cited were relevant. Again Liberty Counsel refused to produce the documents even for a private review, and this violated the Open Records Act, the attorney general's office said.

'An agency cannot benefit from intentionally frustrating the attorney general's review of an open records request. Such result would subvert the General Assembly's intent behind providing review by the attorney general,' Assistant Attorney General Matt Jones wrote in the office's opinion.

Under Kentucky law, Davis and the Liberty Counsel can appeal the attorney general's decision only by suing in circuit court.

Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, said Tuesday that the group has not decided whether to challenge the ruling.

Meanwhile, a Tennessee man filed a federal lawsuit against Davis for denying him a license to marry his laptop.

The lawsuit was filed July 1 by marriage equality opponent Chris Sevier and includes Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Beshear as defendants alongside Davis, according to court documents.

Much of the 44-page legal complaint compares same-sex marriages to Sevier's would-be marriage to his laptop. Sevier has filed several similar lawsuits, including one in June against a county clerk in Utah.

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