Monday, October 25, 2010

First Amendment Group wants Scott's Divorce Papers Unsealed

The Macon Telegraph reported on Daturday that a group, The Georgia First Amendment Foundation filed a legal brief late Thursday in Tift County Superior Court supporting Macon resident Amy Morton’s Sept. 30 request to the court to unseal the divorce records of state Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, who is running against incumbent Democrat Rep. Jim Marshall.

Executive Hollie Manheimer, did not explainon why the brief was filed.

The brief states the reason for opening the records is, in part, because: “One of the defendants is and was at all material times a public official and one seeking public office. The original Court proceedings and the record were both open to the public, as required by law and our Constitution.”

There will be hearing on this matter tomorrow in Tifton. No onw knows what's in the divorce papers, but if it contain anything damaging, it could trun the 8th district race on its head.

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