Ruling on Governor e-mails
On July 11, 2008, Judge Callahan threw out a case seeking access to Governor Matt Blunt's e-mails. He found that the special investigator assigned to look into gaining access to Blunt's records "lacked standing to bring the suit to gain access".
Ruling on open records
In a May 2008 case--brought by businesses that purchase public records about Missouri vehicle and driver's license records--Callahan has indicated that he believes a recent administrative decision by the state of Missouri to charge $7.00 (up from $1.25) for each copied record probably does not comport with Missouri's sunshine laws.
- Judge dismisses e-mail suit, but leaves window open for un-dismissal
- Judge Callahan shows disdain for Jay Nixon
- The St. Louis American, "Richard Callahan: new U.S. attorney in town," February 11, 2010
- The White House, Press Release, "President Obama Nominates Richard Callahan, Michael Cotter, Nicholas Klinefeldt and Stephanie Rose to be U.S. Attorneys," September 25, 2009
- Judge zaps lawsuit over Blunt e-mail Columbia Tribune, July 11, 2008
- Missouri Fee Increase Challenged In Court As Illegal