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South Dakota Keeping Legal Services Contract Secret

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· Story link South Dakota government officials won’t release records related to the hiring of private lawyers, who have billed…

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South Dakota government officials won’t release records related to the hiring of private lawyers, who have billed the state nearly $5 million for legal services in the past two years. The governor’s office cites privacy between lawyers and their clients and says that release of the records could reveal legal strategies. Open government advocates counter that the ultimate client is the public. (12/17/07)