Lawyers Plead In Court Over Arizona Senate Failing To Release Audit Files | Government and Politics
These claims have potentially paved the way for Kemp to appoint a “special master” to review the disputed documents in what is known as a “closed-door review,” where a judge or a neutral third party reviews the documents to determine if they are. they can be legally withheld. But Langhofer said he would even fight against that, saying there was no inherent right for a person seeking cases to seek judicial review.
“There must be reasonable and good faith evidence under Arizona Supreme Court precedents that a claim of privilege is inappropriate before a party is entitled to a closed camera review,” he said. he declares.
Kemp made no decision on Wednesday, scheduling another hearing for September 16 to see what progress, if any, has been made in producing the documents.
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Langhofer told Kemp that as of Wednesday afternoon the Senate did not yet have in its possession the draft report Cyber Ninjas promised on what it found from its review. And he said the final report, which is expected to be in three volumes, won’t be ready for at least two weeks.
Separately, the media and Arizona contractors are objecting to whether a separate batch of audit records held only by Cyber Ninjas are public.
Robert Roos is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn lower court rulings that private companies may be forced to turn over documents in their possession if they relate to public affairs. Roos, representing the Arizona chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, told the judges there was no basis for such a conclusion.