Mississippi high court to consider public records dispute

The Mississippi Supreme Court will consider a dispute over public access to records from a state agency.

The dispute started in late 2012, when the Sun Herald requested records from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.

After the newspaper made its request, state Auditor Stacey Pickering subpoenaed the same documents and took possession of them. Pickering’s staff said the records were part of an investigative file and could not be released.

WTOK
11/10/16