Bloomberg Law
Jan. 24, 2022, 5:41 PM

Arizona Senate Must Immediately Disclose Election Audit Records

Samantha Hawkins
Samantha Hawkins
Legal Reporter

The Arizona State Senate lost a bid to withhold 1,100 records related to its audit of the 2020 presidential election, with a three-judge panel for the Arizona Court of Appeals rejecting the Senate’s argument that the documents are protected by “legislative privilege.”

“We reject the Senate’s apparent contention that the privilege blocks disclosure under the Public Records Law of any record that bears any connection to a legislative function,” Judge Michael J. Brown said, upholding an Arizona Superior Court ruling that the Senate must immediately hand over the records.

The controversy stems from a March-September 2021 audit in which Cyber ...

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