Thursday, March 11, 2010

Judge rules against McLeod, won't reconsider decision

A Superior court judge has denied a motion by plaintiff Andree McLeod to reconsider his ruling that Alaska law doesn't forbid the use of private e-mail accounts to conduct state business:
The decision stems from a 2008 public records request that showed then-Gov. Sarah Palin and members of her staff had been using private e-mail accounts.

Activist Andree McLeod sued, arguing that Palin and the governor's office had a duty to save as public records e-mails related to state business, regardless of the accounts that messages were sent through.

But Superior Court Judge Patrick McKay said McLeod, in seeking to have McKay reconsider his finding, "rehashes" arguments she'd previously raised.
If McLeod remains true to form, she will likely appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court.

- JP

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