"It seems to me the public policy behind effective enforcement of the open meeting law is so strong that it does outweigh the interest, at least at this time, which may exist in favor of sustaining the validity of the (law)," she said....Asst. Atty. Gen Steven Means said: 1. the state can appeal, and 2. the legislature can simply re-enact the legislation, avoiding the procedural problem the judge found.
Means said the state expected Sumi's decision. He said the state had a chance to substitute judges, but decided not to do so.What exactly does that mean? It's a slight to Sumi, but why?