The Supreme Court says Sun Herald got it right in DMR public records fight

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in the Sun Herald’s favor in a long-running battle between the media company and state officials over records from the Department of Marine Resources.

The court found that Chancery Judge Jennifer Schloegel correctly ruled the records are public records created during the course of DMR business, not investigative records exempt from the state’s Public Records Act as state officials claimed. The court sent the case back to Schloegel to enforce her original order…

…The Supreme Court also ordered the Office of the State Auditor to pay the Sun Herald’s legal fees of about $37,000.

Clarion Ledger