R.I. attorney general gets order blocking new 38 Studios law
— At the request of Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, a Superior Court judge on Friday issued a temporary restraining order blocking release of documents from the 38 Studios investigation, even if Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signs legislation into law requiring their release. “The purpose of the [restraining order] is to get a legal determination of what is required and what is prohibited from disclosure from the bill once it is signed,” said Kilmartin.
No one was charged in the state police investigation into the failed video-gaming business headed by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, which left Rhode Island taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars in bond guarantees.
Kilmartin has opposed releasing the documents because he says it could compromise the secrecy of grand jury investigations.
Superior Court Judge Robert Krause issued the order.