AOC CLAIMS COURTS ARE OPEN AND TRANSPARENT – BUT KBA REFUSES TO RELEASE INFORMATION

Quote from a Courier-Journal article dated Dec. 5, 2011 – By Andy Wolfsen

“The bar association is an agency of the Supreme Court, which has said the judicial branch is not covered by the state open records act.

“A spokeswoman for the Administrative Office of the Courts said last year that it was unnecessary for the judicial branch to enact a written open records
policy of its own because it already operates in “an open, transparent manner.”

“The KBA, however, has refused to release staff salaries and other documents, including an investigative report on misconduct allegations against one of its former presidents, Barbara Bonar, or
how much an outside lawyer was paid to produce the report.”

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