FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND a “conference room contrivance.” “In the mind’s eye it’s possible to see whoever wrote that wording about Knox News’ motives leaning back in their chair and smiling with self-satisfaction. If read to advisers there might have been nods of approval and comments like, ‘That’ll get ‘em.’ Maybe it was hammered out by a group of people in a conference room. The argument has no basis in the state’s public records law.”

I tell my law students that when, as lawyers, you’re patting each other on the back about how smart you are, it’s probably a warning sign.