March 25, 2013
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Review Lower-Court Decision Upholding the Texas Open Meetings Act

Attorney General Abbott defends the Texas Open Meetings Act, calls today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision a win for openness


AUSTIN – Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a recent lower-court decision regarding the Texas Open Meetings Act:

“Open, transparent government is fundamental to our democratic system of government. Today’s decision ensures that the Texas Open Meetings Act will continue holding elected officials accountable to conduct the taxpayers’ business in the light of day and in a manner that informs the public about government decision-making. Texans have a right to know about their government, their elected representatives and the policies that are being adopted on the public’s behalf and, thanks to today’s ruling, that openness will continue.”