Appeals court takes up open records case against secretary of state

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A skeptical state appeals court on Monday dug into whether Secretary of State Scott Schwab should have to provide a provisional ballot report after shutting off a computer function that would produce the document.

A three-member appeals court on Monday took up voting rights activist Davis Hammet's lawsuit contending the office violated the open-records law when it removed a computer function for producing a statewide provisional ballot report.

District Judge Teresa Watson ruled that there was nothing in the open records law that . . .


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