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Citing a public interest in the way elections are managed, the Utah State Records Committee ruled unanimously Thursday that the attorney general's office should release a written legal opinion it prepared for the Legislature on the governor's unilateral action to set rules for the special 3rd Congressional District election. The attorney general's office had decided not to release the document, citing ethical concerns about a conflict of interest. The Legislature let the matter drop, but The Salt Lake Tribune sought the opinion under state open-records laws and appealed to the committee after the attorney general's office denied the request...
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