Update: After Randy didn’t reply to my requests for an explanation for the delay, I sent a public records petition to Lane County DA Alex Gardner. An hour later I got a response from Dave Hubin’s public records office, offering to sell me these invoices and contracts for $235. It did not provide the required explanation of the denial of my fee waiver request – typical. This is costly for all concerned, and Geller and Hubin are betting that these delays and costs will discourage reasonable questions. Meanwhile UO has no problem spending tens of thousands of dollars on their “Around the O” blog and its efforts to make the administration look competent. Win $500 in prizes, the latest emails say.
11/12/2012: It seemed like a simple public records request:
I am asking for any contracts or invoices for legal advice or consulting, legal or otherwise, relating to the faculty union, from 3/20/2012 to the present.
The first bargaining meeting is next week. I’d sort of like to know how much of our money Geller is spending for competent legal advice. But it’s almost 3 weeks now and he is still stonewalling.
It’s funny, but when Harrang, Long, Rudnick and Gary wanted the DOJ to double the $432,000 they had to pay for a public records case they lost Geller seemed to have plenty of time to go through the invoices and contracts and write the court a brief favoring their claim. Maybe he should put his General Counsel Emerita on the job?