MINNESOTA AG CONSPIRES WITH BREATH TEST MAKER TO DENY FULL ACCESS TO COMPUTER SOURCE CODE
MINN ATTORNEY GENERAL & CMI SEEK PERMANENT INJUNCTION
"THE AG DIDN'T FILE SUIT TO FIGHT FOR THE SOURCE CODE, IT SUED TO KEEP US FROM GETTING IT." - Charles A. Ramsay
Today the Minnesota Attorney General and CMI filed the terms of their Source Code settlement in federal court. The agreement permits CMI to deny full access to the inner workings of the Intoxilyzer 5000. In March the Minnesota Attorney General apparently to enforce the contract with CMI, the breath test machine manufacturer. Instead, the AG is now asking a federal court judge to order a permanent injunction to prevent lawyers and citizens from requesting or obtaining independent review of the software which controls all of the machine's functions.
Charles Ramsay, a Minnesota lawyer, filed a motion in June to intervene. At the time Ramsay predicted the AG would not act in the best interests of Minnesotans . Both the state and CMI oppose Ramsay's motion.
"The AG didn't file suit to get the source code, she sued to keep it secret," said Ramsay upon learning of the settlement. "Our citizens are worse off now than before the AG filed suit. This is precisely the reason the court must grant intervention."
The federal court judge will hear arguments in December to evaluate the merits of the proposed settlement.
The settlement documents are posted at the Minnesota DWI Defense blog.
Read The Settlement Agreement
Charles A. Ramsay
Attorney at Law
CHARLES A. RAMSAY & ASSOCIATES, PLLC
Minnesota DWI Defense Blog
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