Posted by: Democratic Thinker | September 2, 2009

Open Meetings vs. First Amendment

 Twenty Peaceful Minutes (20PM)—a community website for Forney, Texas—issued a press release Monday stating that the Texas State Attorney’s office will defend the constitutionalty of the Texas Open Meetings Act. At issue are e-mails between Alpine City council members discussing official government business. See excerpt:


Attorney General Greg Abbott Takes Legal Action to Defend Open Meetings Act

 
Posted by Press Release on August 31st, 2009.
This post is © 2009 by Creatuity Corp and Press Release and was printed from TwentyPeacefulMinutes.com.

gregabbott 150x150 Attorney General Greg Abbott Takes Legal Action to Defend Open Meetings Act

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today took legal action to defend the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) from a legal challenge to its constitutionality. Former Alpine city council members Avinash Rangra and Anna Monclova have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of penalties that TOMA imposes on government officials who violate open meetings laws. On September 24, Solicitor General James Ho will defend the law during an oral argument before the full 17-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

(See complete press release at original site)


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