A dangerous precedent has been set in the United Kingdom.
In 2013, the Santa Fe Reporter filed suit against New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez over a claim of “damages for violations of the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (Santa Fe Reporter v. Governor Susana Martinez, D-101-CV-201302328, 9/3/2013)” as well as the New Mexico Constitution. The trial was held in April of this year and closing arguments were recorded and presented in June.
This week, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from the defendants in Gill v. Whitford, a federal court case from Wisconsin in which a panel of three federal judges struck down a redistricting plan from the Wisconsin legislature. US 7th Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Ripple and US District Court Judges Barbara Crabb and Willian Griesbach decided Wisconsin’s Act 43 to be unconstitutionally partisan last December in a lawsuit brought by twelve plaintiffs against five defendants.