It appears a decision on unsealing Republican U.S. House candidate Austin Scott’s divorce records will not be made until early Dec. 6, well after next Tuesday’s election, according to a report by 13WMAZ.com.
The website reports a Tifton judge denied the request of a Democratic activist to unseal the records on Scott and ex-wife Annette Jordan. The judge said they were not given enough time – 30 days – to respond to the request by Democratic activist Amy Morton, who claims the former state legislator received special treatment when the records were sealed in 2004.
Judge Bill Reinhardt said he was aware of “the elephant in the room” — the Nov. 2 election for the 8th Congressional District seat — but said the law is the law.
Scott faces Democratic incumbent Jim Marshall. Scott accuses Marshall of being behind the request to unseal the records.