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5:29 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

King Appeals Fine For Violating Public Records Law

New Mexico – New Mexico Attorney General Gary King is appealing a judge's ruling that he should pay thousands of dollars for violating the state's public records law.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that King's lawyer filed a notice with the state Court of Appeals on Thursday.

State District Judge Beatrice Brickhouse ruled last week that King's office had violated the state Inspection of Public Records Act by not honoring a request for information about salaries of staff attorneys.

That request came last year from lawyer Dan Faber. He represents three staff attorneys in a pending federal lawsuit against King. His clients claim they were paid less than their male counterparts.

Part of Brickhouse's ruling called for King to pay $100 per day from Jan. 14 until he turns over the records.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.