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.

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