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The Governor vs. the Sun

Maryland's governor takes a stand against journalists he doesn't like.

11:00 PM, Dec 19, 2004 • By RACHEL DICARLO
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Ehrlich refused to budge though until last Friday when he arranged a closed door meeting with Franklin, the paper's publisher, the editorial page editor, and two attorneys for the Sun. At the 90-minute meeting, Ehrlich and his staff declined to lift the ban, but provided the paper's editors with a list of articles that they said contained errors, according to the Sun. The editors have agreed to go through the list, which was not made public, and meet with the governor again.

"We have some more work to do. We have a lot more work to do. But progress was made," Schurick told the Sun after the meeting.

Franklin said he hopes the ban can be lifted through negotiations and expects attorneys for both sides to work toward ending the dispute. The paper's lawsuit against Ehrlich, as of Saturday, was still pending.

Rachel DiCarlo is an editorial assistant at The Weekly Standard.