Gov. Martinez awaits ruling on AP lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Governor Susana Martinez is trying to squash a lawsuit brought against her by the Associated Press.

The AP is suing the governor for allegedly failing to release public records about her travel, work schedules and cell phone calls.

The governor’s lawyer, Paul Kennedy, argues that the AP’s efforts violate constitutional law of separation of powers.

He also contends federal law pre-empts the state’s public records law in some instances.

Kennedy asked the court to dismiss the lawsuit Monday.

They are still waiting on a ruling. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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