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Richard Callahan

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Richard Callahan is a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri. He was confirmed in 2010.[1]

Career

Prior to his appointment, he served on the Circuit Court of Cole County in Missouri.[2]

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".[3]

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.[4]

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