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The Latest: Schmitt withdraws First Amendment motion

 

August 21, 2019



JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records in a lawsuit (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has withdrawn a legal brief he filed arguing that the First Amendment allowed him to withhold some public records concerning private citizens involved in a lawsuit.

Schmitt said in a statement Tuesday that his office determined after further review that the assertion should be withdrawn.

The attorney general filed the brief last week in a defamation lawsuit aga...



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