The Martinez administration contends court enforcement of the state Inspection of Public Records Act to make the governor and state agencies turn over travel records would violate the U.S. Constitution.
Legal documents filed Monday in state District Court by lawyers representing Gov. Susana Martinez and some state agencies say the public records law is “pre-empted” by the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution — and that the records being sought by The Associated Press would require a warrant under federal law.
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