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Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 10/15/2009

Nickles Wins Round in Dispute with Auditor

The Nickles vs. Nichols saga continues.

On Thursday, the District Court of Appeals granted the administration of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) a stay of a Superior Court judge's order to hand over documents to City Auditor Deborah K. Nichols.

Nichols took her fight to court when Attorney General Peter J. Nickles refused to allow her to inspect records involving development deals. He said her subpoena for the records was "too broad."

Senior Judge Eugene Hamilton ordered the city on Oct. 7 to give Nichols access to the records. But the stay will delay that order until Nickles's motion to restrict Nichols's access is reviewed by the courts.

-- Nikita Stewart

By Anne Bartlett  |  04:05 PM ET, 10/15/2009

Categories:  Nikita Stewart, Nikita Stewart

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