Sara Combs

COMMENTARY

Kentucky appeals court rejects gravest threat yet to the open records law

BY: - October 31, 2023

Open government advocates are inclined to rhapsodize about every judicial victory that advances the cause of public agency accountability and defeats government secrecy.  But it is nearly impossible to overstate the importance of the Court of Appeals’ Oct. 27 opinion in Kentucky Open Government Coalition v Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission. One […]

Legislature’s curbs on Louisville school board unconstitutional, appeals court rules

BY: - October 9, 2023

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has rejected a 2022 state law aimed at curbing powers of the Jefferson County school board because it singles out the school district for special treatment, which the judges said violates Kentucky’s Constitution.  The decision could hamper efforts by Republicans who control the General Assembly and who have been highly […]