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UPDATE 4p.m. TUESDAY–
Judge Thomas Neville has set a hearing on June 30 at 10 a.m. for oral arguments on the issue of “Whether documents which are generated in response to a query about certain individuals who may perform services at SECURITY-SENSITIVE sites pursuant to a contract awarded by a governmental entity are exempt from disclosure…when such documents make reference to a law enforcement investigation.”
The court holds the public record documents which were not supplied to Hample. The overall issue before the court is release of those records. Hample’s attorney seeks to question a certain city employee, but city lawyers have filed motions aimed at preventing the deposition.
In Tuesday’s order, Judge Neville allows Hample to interview the employee, but not to discuss the content of the documents which are being held by the court.
The city’s use of the SECURITY-SENSITIVE term may be a red herring. When the GUARDIAN editor defeated the city over release of a security camera video showing a game of “strip hockey” the city resisted on the basis of “national security” issues.
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