NC CITIZENS FOR
Protecting the citizens of North Carolina by ensuring transparency and open government.
NC Citizens for Transparent Government, Inc. is committed to ensuring that North Carolina government actors adhere to open meetings and public records laws; be transparent with the public, media, fellow government officials, and staff; and have systems in place to correct any failures in transparency if and when they occur.
Our NC Appellate Court brief has been filed and accepted by the court.
What is at stake here is simple - NC Law mandates Transparency, and if we triumph, the entire state will be required to abide by Open Meeting Laws in NC - not just the Village of Pinehurst.
This is for the Old North State, and either NC Law allows municipalities to break open meeting laws via email or they honor the intent of open meeting laws.
This next step is just allowing us to go to court. If a judge is not permitted to hear this case, NC Law will continue to be trampled. I feel great to be on the NC Citizens for Transparent Government side while the other is for secrecy and "No Transparency." So, either way, I am proud of the Duke 1st Amendment Team.
It will be a sad day if the courts sanction this behavior, but I am confident in the justice system and believe right wins over wrong every time.