The ACLU of Oklahoma filed a challenge to the Governor’s Office failing to comply with the Oklahoma Open Records Act by refusing to employ or assign staff necessary to fulfill requests in the “prompt, reasonable” manner required by the law. Several requests from our affiliate and plaintiffs are now between 24-27 months old and getting longer. The Court denied our Motion for Summary Judgment on February 3, setting up the case for discovery and then additional proceedings later this Fall. On March 15, the first responsive records were released by the Governor, a delay of approximately 1,000 days, and most of the records are still awaiting release.
ACLU of Oklahoma join's qualified immunity challenge.