DC Council's 'Personal' Emails Violate FOIA, Suit Says

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A governmental transparency advocacy group sued the D.C. Council in Washington Tuesday, alleging that its denial of a Freedom of Information Act request to release work-related emails sent or received via council members’ personal email accounts poses a threat to government accountability.

In a suit launched in D.C. Superior Court, the D.C. Open Government Coalition seeks to compel production of the emails in accordance with a spurned Freedom of Information Act request, warning that if the council’s policy of shielding private email correspondence from FOIA scrutiny...
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