The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled against the stat Senate in a case relating to the chamber’s review of the 2020 presidential election as it happened in Arizona.
The Senate wanted records kept private if they pertained to the review of 2020 election results. But on September 15, the Associated Press reported that Arizona’s highest court had ruled that the documents are public records and as such should be released.
The AP reported: “The high court without comment rejected the appeal filed after an appeals court and trial court both ruled the documents are public records that must be released. The court also dissolved a stay on the appeals court ruling it put in place on Aug. 24 so it could review the record and decide whether to accept the appeal.”
Opposition to the decision, like Judge Maria Elena Cruz, are arguing that “The requested records are no less public records simply because they are in the possession of a third party, Cyber Ninjas.”
Cyber Ninjas had previously been sued by the owner of the Arizona Republic newspaper for refusing to release election audit records.
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