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Von Pinnon: Open records laws should also apply to lawmakers

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When a North Dakota legislator wants to dig into a year's worth of written correspondence of a university president, he files an open records request, obliging the president to turn over what he has.


But if that same university president wanted to dig into even a day's worth of correspondence from that same state lawmaker, the legislator could outright ignore that request.

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Matthew Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon is editor of The Forum.
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