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News - March 17, 2017

Court: Officials' private emails considered public records

Ruling says public officials cannot 'evade the law' by using private accounts

by Elena Kadvany and Gennady Sheyner

In a victory for public access to government records, the California Supreme Court last Thursday unanimously ruled that local officials' communication about public business on private accounts and devices is subject to the California Public Records Act.

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