Condos Asks For Word Change In Supreme Court Ruling

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Whenever it issues a decision, the Vermont Supreme Court encourages readers to catch and report mistakes before the ruling goes into the law books. Now Secretary of State Jim Condos, who isn’t even an attorney, has done just that.

In a recent ruling, the court ruled that some records related to alleged police misconduct requested by the Rutland Herald were, as the court put it, "nonpublic."

The Burlington Free Press reports that Condos urged the court to change that wording. He argued that records withheld by government agencies are still public and must be maintained in accordance with state law.

A court official wrote to Condos to say a correction would be made.

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