Ruling Backs Access to Spitzer's Private E-Mails on Public Matters

, New York Law Journal


The private e-mails of Eliot Spitzer - who as attorney general tapped into corporate e-mails to build some of his biggest cases against Wall Street tycoons - are subject to the state Freedom of Information Law to the extent that they deal with public business, an upstate judge has held.

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  • Dana

    Spitzer's private emails were not produced "by, with or for" the AG so by what extension of the FOIL justifies defendent's request? I doubt "any [of such] information, in any physical form whatsoever, [are] kept, held, filed" with the AG office. Therefore, if the agency did not "produce" such material and where they are not in their possession of such material, how are they to produce them?

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