D.C. Circuit Poised to Release Private Emails

Courthouse News Service reports on CEI's lawsuit involving their Freedom of Information Act request, they also quote Hans Bader on the case. 

The D.C. Circuit seemed inclined Thursday to extend the Freedom of Information Act's reach to cover emails from a government official's private account.

While the private emails of another political figure have long been fodder for the federal court system, the case at hand concerns a FOIA request that the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed against the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The institute seeks access to emails OSTP director John Holdren sent and received from a nongovernment email account tied to his former position at the Woods Hole Research Center.

Though Tenny saw no difference between Kissinger and the case at hand, Competitive Enterprise Institute attorney Hans Bader carved distinctions between the two cases, as did Katie Lynn Townsend, who argued on behalf of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and other groups supporting the institute's position as amici curiae.

Read the full article at Courthouse News Service.