“I think it’s fundamentally wrong. And I think that’s exactly the kind of behavior that undermines confidence of government in general and the Legislature in particular. That (a 1994 lawsuit) was something that was confected to add accountability and transparency to this legislative process after the scandals of the mid-1990s. And what we’re finding is that they had their fingers crossed.”
—Attorney Rafael Goyeneche, president of the New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission, commenting on House Clerk Butch Speer’s refusal to release student applications for Tulane legislative scholarships.