OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A newspaper and an advocacy group that have waited more than two years for public records from the Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's office are asking a court to order the governor to release the documents immediately.
Attorneys for The Oklahoma Observer newspaper and nursing home watchdog A Perfect Cause filed a motion for summary judgment on Monday in Oklahoma County District Court.
A Perfect Cause requested documents in May 2014 dealing with the interaction of Fallin's office with the nursing home industry. The Oklahoma Observer sought records in June 2014 related to Fallin's consideration of clemency for two death row inmates.
The Oklahoma Open Records Act requires the governor and other state agencies to provide "prompt, reasonable access" to public records.
A Fallin spokesman declined comment, citing pending litigation.