What about judge’s e-mails?

Overall consensus of candidates: Judges’ e-mails fair game.

There’s a lively dispute in West Virginia about whether e-mails of judges–especially West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elliott “Spike” Maynard–should be subject to FOIA. The Associated Press is pushing the issue via a lawsuit after initial denials from Maynard’s office.

This calls to mind what Thomas Moyer, Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court said back in February. What Judge Moyer said a few short months ago is that that the Ohio judiciary is not now, and never has been, subject to Ohio’s laws governing access to public documents.


One response to “What about judge’s e-mails?

  1. If the people pay for it, then it should be open to their review. In West Virginia’s case the people pay an awful lot.

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