I think joining the lawsuit without the attorney general and hiring that firm was a waste of taxpayer dollars...And the people have the right to know how much of their money was spent.
In an interview with CNN following the original decision by the trial court which sided with Pence, Groth criticised them for failing to hold the executive in check:
If the court buys their separation of powers argument, the executive branch will be exempt from [Indiana's public records law].
According to the Indiana government's website, Groth also "asserts that the Governor abused his discretion when he withheld from disclosure a document relevant to the Texas litigation that had been created by a Texas deputy solicitor general and disseminated by that official to executive offices in Indiana and several other states".
Pence is also rejecting this claim.
William Groth v Mike Pence, as Governor of the State of Indiana, is scheduled to take place by the Indiana Court of Appeals 21 November.