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Public Officials Can't Use Private Email Accounts to Avoid Public Records Requests

  • The Hill, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 2:34 PM

A federal judged has ruled that federal officials are not allowed to use a private email account to avoid public records laws. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned a decision by a lower court which had dismissed claims of conservative think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), which had tried to access correspondence from a top White House official through the Freedom of Information Act.

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