April 9, 2014

EMAILS SEEM TO BE A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR DEMOCRATS LATELY: Wisconsin Democrat who fled during Walker showdown must disclose emails, court rules. “The case dates back to a March 2011 request from the institute asking Erpenbach to release the emails. The lawmaker provided only redacted versions, claiming that names and addresses from nongovernment accounts were not subject to the state’s sunshine law. The redactions were poorly done, though, and it was evident that many of the emails came from addresses ending in .gov, which is exclusive to public officials. Therefore, they would fall under the disclosure law, the institute has argued.”