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Dunn case: Your right to know

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Updated: 1/23 3:08 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Attorney Randy Reep said Florida's broad public-records laws are designed to ensure transparency within the government, to make sure our elected officials are on the up and up.

He said, "Would bad people do bad things in secrecy if we didn't have those laws?  I submit to you they would."

But in the case of Michael Dunn, the man accused of killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis, just how much should be made public has become an issue.

Action News reported Tuesday that attorneys are battling it out over 180 hours worth of jailhouse phone calls made by Dunn.  Local media outlets want the calls released, and under public-records laws they should be.

Reep said, "The client knows that he's being taped."

State Attorney Angela Corey wants to keep the calls sealed, saying their release could make it difficult to find a fair and impartial jury.

Deep said, "If it gets that challenging, you know what we have? A really big state, where a lot of people do not care about the Michael Dunn case and probably have never heard of it."

That being said, Corey did agree to edited versions of the calls at a cost of $6,000.  Media attorneys said that was too much.  And just another way for the state to withhold information.

A judge will rule on the issue by Friday. 

Dunn's trial is set to begin Feb. 3.  He faces life in prison if convicted.

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gloriahelms222 - 1/26/2014 2:32 PM
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my classmate's step-aunt makes $62 an hour on the internet. She has been out of a job for 5 months but last month her payment was $20720 just working on the internet for a few hours. you could look here....

king kaos - 1/23/2014 4:24 PM
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Whoa, crazy!!! I was JUST SAYING what a piece of crap Cory is... she is almost as bad as Obummer, who cares what is legal and not, lets just MAKE UP THE RULES AS WE GO ALONG??? Really??? WTF??? at some point this is all going to blow up in her assface(or faceass I guess depends how you look at her... etiher way shes buttugly or even fugly as all get out. maybe thats where all the anger and hate comes from? Dont you know Angie, being a complete and total biatch scumbag only makes you more ugly\uglier if thats possible?)... anyway, its NEVER TOO LATE to start doing the right thing Cory. How about it? Just because the calls may make it a bit harder for you to cheat and lie your way through another case doesnt mean you have the right to cheat and lie your way through this mans life! GET RID OF THIS TRASH ALREADY good people of JAX!
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