- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is asking a judge to dismiss or immediately decide a lawsuit filed over his refusal to release the names of applicants for the Saline County Commission.

The Associated Press, The Salina Journal and The Topeka Capital-Journal are suing the governor, contending that names of applicants to public boards are public record. The administration argues the records are exempt from the Kansas Open Records Act.

Attorneys for the governor filed their motion Monday in Shawnee County District Court seeking immediate action. Salina attorney Nathanael Berg told The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/1M4lBgR ) the motion is routine in such lawsuits and that he will file a response by July 1.

Arguments in the case have been scheduled for Sept. 17.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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