02.06.01.14

.14 Disclosure Against Public Interest.

A. Denial Pending Court Order.

(1) If, in the opinion of the Attorney General, disclosure of a public record of the Office otherwise subject to disclosure under the Act would do substantial injury to the public interest, the Attorney General may temporarily deny the request to obtain a court order allowing nondisclosure.

(2) A temporary denial shall be in writing.

B. Circuit Court Review.

(1) Within 10 working days after the denial, the Attorney General shall apply to the appropriate circuit court for an order permitting continued denial or restriction of access.

(2) Notice of the Attorney General's complaint shall be served on the applicant in the manner provided for service of process by the Maryland Rules.