This is kind of cool.
Despite a recent judicial ruling in her favor, and just days before she had to produce a “deliberative process” log of all “privileged” records, Governor Mary Fallin released all emails and documents related to our open records request and lawsuit.
They emailed the records, along with the following letter, to our ACLU legal team.
Here’s the letter (PDF):
In all honesty, I haven’t had time to review the records or gather my thoughts on all this. This has the feeling of a victory – Hell, we did get the records released – but the manner in which they were released, the timing of it, and the steps we had to take to get them, shows the fight for open records fairness in this state is far from over, and somewhat defeats the purpose of the open records act.
Basically, the release of the emails doesn’t mean our lawsuit or fight is over, but it does mean we accomplished one of our original goals: to get those damn records released.
We’ll have more what all this means, etc., but in the meantime, here are all those secret emails, documents, cc:’s and attachments that Mary’s been hiding for the past year or so.
Thoughts? Share them in the comments.
Here’s a direct link to the records PDF.