The Cloak of Secrecy May Get Pierced

A follow up to a previous blog.

LEGAL BUT SO WRONG

Access Denied

Case to be argued on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., at the Ronald Reagan State Office Building, 300 South Spring Street, Third Floor, North Tower, Los Angeles.
SAN JOSE, CITY OF v. S.C. (SMITH)
Case Number S218066
Petition for review after the Court of Appeal granted a petition for peremptory writ of mandate. This case presents the following issue: Are written communications pertaining to city business, including email and text messages, which (a) are sent or received by public officials and employees on their private electronic devices using their private accounts, (b) are not stored on city servers, and (c) are not directly accessible by the city, “public records” within the meaning of the California Public Records Act?

For those interested in hearing the live proceedings you can go to http://newsroom.courts.ca.gov/news/supreme-court-oral-argument-webcast-archive
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Supreme Court Oral Argument
A link to the webcast will be posted approximately 15 minutes before call to order for the session.

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