24 August 2007

KingCast open letter to U.S. Senator Pat Leahy and NH Legislatives on RSA 91-A:4 and email production stemming from the Franconia shooting tragedy.

At KingCast, we change laws and report about it. Yesterday I received notice that NH AG Kelly Ayotte had finally agreed to provide a copy of any and all emails bearing the names Liko Kenney or Bruce McKay. This is a tremendous development in the area of somewhat uncharted waters as noted in this post, which is a clearinghouse for relevant law on this issue.

Here then, is the open letter to New Hampshire Senators and State Representatives and Senator Leahy from Vermont, who is a fan of open government.

The draft lawsuit is here.

And the proposed stipulation between KingCast and NH AG Kelly Ayotte is here and it reads simply:
All emails and instant messages held by a public body are open and available for inspection in the absence of a current criminal investigation.

Simple, right? We shall see.

PS: In her salty (and factually incorrect) email to Attorney X, a well-respected former AAG, Attorney Ayotte told him if he didn't like her decision to "Feel free to contact your Senator." Then he forwarded that email to me. Now we are doing EXACTLY what Kelly told us to do, to each and every Senator I can find.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quote by Abraham Lincoln


"This country with it's institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it."

Christopher King said...

You got that right.

And we are nonviolent with people who are nonviolent with us. Otherwise I pick up a loaded MacBook and start shooting, and as many high-powered attorneys have discovered, I don't miss too often.

Sincerely, David to Goliath.

Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 07:04:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Christopher King" kingjurisdoctor@yahoo.com
Subject: Fwd: KingCast open letter to State and U.S. Senators on Kelly Ayotte and Right-to-Know.
To: senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov
CC: kingjurisdoctor@yahoo.com

Christopher King said...

And now Oliver's friend and state lobbyist Oliver Ruff and I are about to visit Congressman Paul Hodes, whom we both supported.

It will not be either of our first visits there over the last year or so.

Meanwhile Oliver has a friend, Dan, whose mother went on a date with Bruce McKay. She works at an area prison and that is how they met. She walked out on him in after McKay "bragged" about giving Liko a beat-down while he was handcuffed.

She excused herself to the bathroom and never came back to see that knife-wielding "TERRORIST."

"She thought he was an (expletive deleted)"

And so it goes, sadly.

John said...

WHAT THE F@!K ... how can they charge you for copies of emails ...

http://aycu40.webshots.com/image/23119/2005076249380505093_rs.jpg

without giving you the option to just have them click the forward button and send them for free via email?!?!?

You should bill them for your time and gass to go pick up these documents that belong to the people that could easily be shared in their original form (electronic).

John said...

Instead of using paypal or in combination .. put a link up were we can fill out a short form with name, email, amount to donate and comment section. AND of course list a PO Box were we can send the check.

Then when we get all upset and want to do something beyond lip service we can tell you we are going to send you a $25 or even $5 or $10 to help the fight and then over the next days when we get busy and upset with other things in life and forgot to send the check and keep putting it off until next time we are paying bills or sending mail you can send us an email reminder by thanking us for the donations ... then we will mail the check out immediatly in hopes of making you believe we did it right away and didn't need the reminder.

ahh maybe Paypal would be easier.

Christopher King said...

WHAT THE F@!K ... how can they charge you for copies of emails ...

http://aycu40.webshots.com/image/23119/2005076249380505093_rs.jpg

........Settle Sparky, that's my JPEG =^.)

without giving you the option to just have them click the forward button and send them for free via email?!?!?

.........That is another matter. I asked for them printed out and even if they imbed them I can still read them but then just not print them out so to follow your logic to imbed them so you can't lift an image would be possible but I think you could still print the page and so there you go, to review them online is to print them.

I'm OK with that. The bigger issue is that they have virtually no reason to say they can keep these communications secret. Just today there was that front page story about how you can bust another citizen with a text message or whatever.

Okay what's good for the goose is good for gander then, right?

One would HOPE.

**********

You should bill them for your time and gass to go pick up these documents that belong to the people that could easily be shared in their original form (electronic)

.........So much to think about. You watch most but certainly not all of it happen right here.

........And your contributions in this matter will reverberate for quite some time and with substantial force.

Namaste.

Christopher King said...

John,

Somehow I missed your paypal comment.

Here's the easiest thing:

My address is on every letterhead. That will work just fine :)

Seriously, anything you can do man. They try to price you right out of the game; I think the Federal filing fee without service or anything is $400 now.

Niiice....

Christopher King said...

From the email tip jar:

"It's (expletive) brilliant!"

Well if not all of that, I must say it is actually pretty darned Good.