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Legal memo: Text messages are public records in Alaska

...whether executive branch officials have what he called unfettered discretion regarding which records to preserve.McLeod's attorney, Don Mitchell, said the public records law hasn't been updated since the 1990s, and a lot has changed, in...
Judge rules in Palin's favor in e-mail case

...requests. "There is no direction in the statute that identifies a process for preservation of any records," said McLeod's attorney, Don Mitchell. "And that, in and of itself is a separate conversation." Palin occasionally had used private...
Judge to ponder dismissal of Palin e-mail lawsuit

...members of her administration violated records law by using outside networks to discuss matters of public concern. McLeod's attorney, Don Mitchell, told the judge his client was not seeking every e-mail ever sent by a state official, so the...
Palin's use of private e-mail subject of hearing

...private e-mails for state business is a matter for state lawmakers to decide. In his oral argument Tuesday, McLeod's attorney, Don Mitchell, said even the so-called Troopergate investigation by the state Personnel board was stymied by...
Judge: Palin e-mails must be preserved

...when the accounts were deactivated, he directed state officials to have the companies attempt to resurrect them. McLeod's attorney Don Mitchell called the use of private e-mails a "cutout system that has the happy consequence of not making...


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