Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Blagojevich echoing Bush

Here is what happened: AP made a FOIA request for some politically sensitive documents that the Blagojevich administration didn't want to release. Blagojevich's people asked Attorney General Lisa Madigan to make up a reason why it didn't have to. Madigan told them "there [are] no legal exemptions to withhold the documents." Cough 'em up.

Instead, Blagojevich had a spokeswoman respond:
We didn’t request an opinion on this topic, but we appreciate the attorney general office’s advisory input.
In the most recent accounts, administration officials have even claimed that Madigan did approve withholding the documents. Nice try! But I don't think you can do this.

So what is the next step here? Can AP sue the governor to force him to turn over the documents? Or would Blagojevich just thank the Illinois Supreme Court for its "advisory input" and keep right on refusing?

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