(6-7-21) After a three year court fight Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Fox today complied with his statutory obligation to comply with the Ohio’s Freedom of Information Law in the request made by Charles Summers.

Fox’s petition of certiorari (a writ or order by which a higher court reviews a decision of a lower court) was denied today by the US Supreme Court

What is an amicus curiae? (literally, “friend of the court”; plural: amici curiae) is someone who is not a party to a case who assists a court by offering information, expertise, or insight that has a bearing on the issues in the case. The decision on whether to consider an amicus brief lies within the discretion of the court. The phrase amicus curiae is legal Latin.

FOIA documents were requested by the Christopher Summers family, a former Fort Recovery teacher, convicted of sexual battery in 2013, who is currently serving over 20 years in prison.

The only remaining items in this case is Summers’ request for cost, statutory damages and attorney fees.

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Below is a part of the Respondents’ Certification of Full Compliance issued by the Ohio Supreme Court.