The Supreme Court concluded that “When the Legislature enacted the South Dakota Public Records Act in 2009, it broadened the presumption of openness in regard to public records”. However, the Court went on to opine that confidential criminal justice information is specifically made confidential by state law, and recognized that “the evidence establishes that the Attorney General took into account the public’s interest in Benda’s death and weighed that against the personal privacy interests of the Benda family.”
I’d predicted it a while ago, and noted it again earlier tonight. Except tonight the dam broke loose. The second and remaining member of the Johnson family in the public eye is going to be resigning and opening a law office in Sioux Falls, according to sources this evening. United States Attorney Brendan Johnson, son […]
Apparently Kathy Tyler didn’t pay enough attention in Pierre to learn her state constitution. Or bothered to look at it while she was having her written hissy fit.
The Government Operations and Audit Committee has introduced House Bill 1023 to address the EB-5 controversy in part that was brought up again and again during the last election cycle to prevent state employees from signing state contracts and then going to work for the people they’ve been signed with. In part…: FOR AN ACT […]