Attorney general recuses himself from open records lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says his office will not defend the
state in a lawsuit contending the Missouri House violated the state’s open
records law.

Schmitt declined to explain his decision concerning a lawsuit over
an internal rule the House passed earlier this year that allows certain
exemptions to the Sunshine Law for lawmakers.

It is the second time in two years the state has had to hire private attorneys to defend lawsuits challenging alleged violations of Missouri’s Sunshine Law.

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