A judge has ruled the state must turn over e-mails to a man who wants to see messages sent between his wife and a male co-worker at a state office.
Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip J. Shepherd granted Stephen Malmer's open-records request Monday after the state Attorney General's Office said the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet had violated the law by refusing to the release the e-mails.
Basically, the judge seems to be saying that these e-mails were sent using government resources on government time. That they were personal in nature doesn't matter. They're subject to KY's public disclosure law.
I'm not entirely sure I agree with this, but it's not surprising. I can't turn up the story right now, but I seem to remember hearing that President Bush was going to have to give up his habit of regularly corresponding with several friends via e-mail after assuming losses because they would all be public record.
Are we prying to much into the lives of government employees.
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