Aug. 10, 2012 —
Stanton will have the opportunity to respond to the appeal. The AG’s office will have 20 business days to issue a decision.
Both Deckard and Stanton may appeal the Attorney General’s decision to the Circuit Court, if they so choose.
Deckard declined to comment on the appeal.
Carter County GOP Chairwoman Mignon Colley filed a similar appeal with the AG’s office on July 25, after Stanton denied her open records request.
The AG’s office has not issued an opinion on Colley’s appeal.
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