Tue., October 26, 2010 2:53pm (EDT)

Candidate's Divorce Records Stay Sealed
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 4 years ago

Austin Scott (photo courtesy of Scott campaign)
Austin Scott (photo courtesy of Scott campaign)
A Tift County Judge has put off making a decision on whether to unseal the divorce records of 8th District Republican Congressional Candidate Austin Scott. In his ruling Judge Bill Reinhardt said Scott and his ex-wife did not have enough time to respond to the suit filed by a democratic activist earlier this month.

The suit asks that the divorce records be unsealed, claiming they were improperly closed in the first place. The new hearing is scheduled for December 6th. Scott is locked in a tight campaign with 4-term Democratic Congressman Jim Marshall.