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A Matter Of Opinion

Fri., June 13, 2008, 10:02 a.m.

And when they get behind closed doors …

Executive sessions are fine. Check that, legal executive sessions are fine. So how do we know they're legal? Well, they could be recorded and if a judge were persuaded that a violation occurred, then the veil could be lifted.

But most government leaders dislike that bit of common sense, so they lobby against it in Olympia. That will continue until the public says, "Enough!"

In Our View, that day is long overdue.

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