“The deliberative process is being invoked by the clients with respect to the various drafts and any communication involving those drafts.”
—LSU attorney Lloyd Lunsford, parroting the Jindal party line in defending the denial of access to public records by invoking deliberative process.
“LSU administrators asserted the deliberative process privilege based upon my recommendation after independent research.”
—LSU attorney Shelby McKenzie, on denying media access to public records based on deliberative process.
“As executive counsel, I have discussions about the law with LSU’s legal counsel and other agencies. At the end of the day, it’s the agency’s decision to determine how they respond.”
—Elizabeth Murrill, Gov. Piyush Jindal’s executive counsel, attempting to claim that the administration does not have a hand in day to day operations of LSU. (Murrill, however, demanded to review LSU documents requested by LouisianaVoice before their release.)