Glendening wins delay in release of records

October 28, 1998|By Andrea F. Siegel | Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF

An appellate judge postponed yesterday the court-ordered release of Gov. Parris N. Glendening's telephone logs and calendars, pending the outcome of the governor's appeal.

This means Glendening has fended off the Washington Post, which has been trying to get the telephone and scheduling records for the governor and two aides, at least until after Tuesday's election. The Post has been seeking records covering six months of 1996 for nearly two years, first negotiating with the governor, then filing a lawsuit in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

Yesterday's order, signed by Chief Judge Joseph F. Murphy of the Court of Special Appeals, came hours before a 4: 30 p.m. disclosure deadline that Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth set for Glendening.

Both sides said they hope to prevail in the expedited appeal.

Pub Date: 10/28/98

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