Thursday, March 2, 2017

Are Pence's Government-Related Emails Secret?

While former Indiana Governor Mike Pence is frantically trying to keep his emails secret, a decision by a West Coast court does not bode well for his success.

"California’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that texts and emails sent by public officials on private accounts or devices are a matter of public record, marking a victory for transparency advocates," reports Mollie Reilly in The Huffington Post.

"The state’s Supreme Court says the public has a right to access all communications about government business."

According to The Indianapolis Star, "Vice President Mike Pence continued to fight to keep secret a political white paper emailed to him while he was Indiana governor, petitioning the Indiana Supreme Court not to review a public records denial for the controversial papers. If opened, the communications could reveal a slew of Republican political strategies that Pence and dozens of other U.S. governors devised to fight former President Barack Obama and an executive order of his concerning immigration."

Read more about it here.

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