Tuesday, June 8, 2010

N.C. Lucid: Lobbying violations legally a secret

From The Charlotte Observer:
State law says the public has no right to know anything about violations of N.C. lobbying rules. ...

The 2008 bill was meant to make several small, clarifying changes to the ethics and lobbying laws.

It included language that said complaints of lobbying violations and "all other records accumulated in conjunction with the investigation of these complaints shall be considered confidential records and may be released only by order of a court."
Legislators quoted in the article say this was done by accident. I haven't been here long enough to guess whether they were doing the "air quote" thing in their heads when they said this.

No comments: